Client: First Gen
Location: Batangas, Philippines
Target Completion: September 2022
McConnell Dowell has been awarded by FGEN LNG Corporation (FGEN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Gen Corporation (First Gen), to build and deliver the Interim Offshore Terminal Project ("IOT Project") at the latter's Batangas LNG Terminal located in the First Gen Clean Energy Complex in Batangas, Philippines.
Under the contracts, McConnell Dowell will undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of both the Multi-Purpose Jetty and Onshore Gas Receiving Facility. This award builds upon McConnell Dowell’s long history of delivering complex marine infrastructure across South East Asia, and the new Multiple Purpose Jetty will be a permanent modification of the existing liquid fuel jetty which McConnell Dowell constructed for First Gen in 1998.
Once completed, the IOT Project will allow First Gen to accelerate the introduction of LNG into the country and serve the natural gas requirements of existing and future gas-fired power plants in the Philippines.
The IOT Project is an energy infrastructure project of national significance. It will provide many benefits to local communities and play a critical role in ensuring the energy security of the Luzon Grid and the Philippines.
The selection of McConnell Dowell reinforces our technical expertise, engineering innovation, hands-on knowledge and extensive international experience in building similar LNG facilities.
The Multi-Purpose Jetty is to be located adjacent to the existing jetty and will be capable of receiving liquid fuel carriers, LNG carriers, FSRU and FSUs. The new jetty structures comprise a total of 10,000 MT (212 no) tubular steel piles ranging from 45 – 65m in length. The superstructure is comprises approximately 15,500 MT of fabricated steel jackets and deck/trestle modules. The Loading Platform is topped by a reinforced concrete deck slab which will accommodate 2 ship gangways, 3 HP Gas Unloading Arms and jib crane among its critical deck equipment.
Onshore facilities include a Jetty Monitoring Building and Facilities Control Room founded on piled foundation slabs and incorporating all associated services and civil infrastructure.
A 24” HP Gas Pipeline approximately 1.3km in length will transport gas from the Loading Platform to the Gas Receiving Facility which comprises a piled metering area and includes 4 metering stations and static mixers. The pipeline is a combination of buried and above-ground pipe founded on piled pipe rack and concrete footings along its length.
The civil works include general earthworks, construction of a tsunami bund wall and a 2km of roadway.