Arup joins with Australasia LNG to help meet rising power demand in IndonesiaGlobal engineering and consulting firm, Arup, has been commissioned by PT Australasia LNG Indonesia (AALNG) to support the development of a new 2.4 million tonne per annum MTPA liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, bringing greater energy security to East Java.
Arup will deliver Pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the marine infrastructure and vessel conversion for the Probolinggo LNG terminal. Providing geotechnical, civil, naval architecture, and mechanical engineering support, Arup will advise on the conversion of a LNG carrier into a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) which will be permanently moored offshore for the design life, without the need of dry-docking. Arup is also advising on the 2.5 kilometre jetty, unloading platform and associated berthing infrastructure, required to bring the LNG onshore to be regasified.
With a strong track record in undertaking LNG projects across the world and particularly in the East Asia Region, Arup has deployed an integrated project team from Hong Kong to undertake the maritime work stream as well as a specialist team in London to undertake the complex FSU conversion study.
Peter Thompson, Director and East Asia Energy Business Leader at Arup said, “We are seeing the rise of LNG globally, as it is increasingly recognised as a transitional fuel helping provide energy security with a lower carbon impact than other fossil fuels. LNG has the potential to help play an important part in Indonesia’s energy mix – bringing greater stability and security to the grid. We are proud to be working with PT Australasia LNG Indonesia to bring more capacity to the country. For Arup, it is a great opportunity for us to utilise the full breadth of our skills, having multi-disciplinary teams available in different time zones which allows us to work around the clock to deliver projects to tight schedules.”
The project is expected to shortly progress to FEED and final investment decision stages, with potential to carry out tank testing in the next stage of the commission to address LNG sloshing.