Friday, 9 November 2012

O’Neill visits LNG sites in Indonesia

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill yesterday visited three LNG Project Plants in the South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia.

The visit was upon the invitation of one of Indonesia’s natural energy giants, Energy World, to tour its  three plant sites and assess the similarities to the LNG project in PNG. The three plants include a production site, a gas conditioning plant and a gas power plant.

Mr O’Neill and his delegation travelled to Makassa, the capital city of South Sulawesi, where he was received by the Deputy Governor, Agus Arifin Nu'mang.

First, he flew to the South Sulawesi LNG project plant, which is similar but smaller to that of PNG and comprises of only four independent trains. He then travelled up to the well head where the gas conditioning plant is and later travelled another 28km down to visit the 180 mega-watts gas power plant.

“The plant sites are very similar to those in PNG, therefore I believe we can learn from Energy World’s experiences and try to avoid any shortfalls it has come across through its lifespan,” Mr O’Neill said.

He was pleased with the progress of these plants and acknowledged Energy World’s commitment to developing the gas industry in Indonesia. Mr O’Neill will attend and participate in the two-day Bali Damocracy Forum V today (8/11/12) at the Nusa Indah Hall in Denpasar.

He will also hold bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart, Julia Gillard, on various issues including the progress on the Manus Refugee Processing Centre during the day.
PC Online

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