Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control, has begun installation of a power package to support construction of downstream development operations for the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project.
The project, which seeks to develop Papua New Guinea’s natural gas reserves, is jointly owned by four Asian LNG customers: China petroleum and chemical corporation (Sinopec), Osaka Gas company, the Tokyo electric power company and the Chinese petroleum corporation.
Aggreko has been awarded the contract to provide a 4MW power package to enable the timely commissioning of electrical pumps and compressors until utility power becomes available for the LNG plant. The contract was awarded by Kanto Sangyo Co, which is subcontracted to the Chiyoda JGC Joint Venture as the main contractor of the PNG LNG project.
The managing director for Aggreko’s Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinean operations, George Whyte, said: "The Aggreko team in Japan has a strong relationship with Kanto Sangyo Co, a construction equipment company with a long service history to Chiyoda and JGC. Since the project is located in Papua New Guinea, it was essential to provide local insight combined with global expertise into the requirements for the PNG LNG development."
"The project required a package that was tailored to the specific requirements of the site. Our downstream oil and gas experts were instrumental in a scoping discussion held at Chiyoda joint venture headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, drawing on years of experience in designing power and temperature control packages for the very specific and specialised needs of the sector."
The project highlights the ability of large scale, global power rental companies like Aggreko to step in and provide reliable solutions on a local basis, ensuring business continuity and minimal down-time.