AG&P awards EPC contract for Batangas LNG terminal project

McDermott Philippines-LNG

Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila, Inc. (AG&P) has recently awarded a contract to Houston, Texas-based McDermott International for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank for its Philippines LNG import and regasification terminal.

The project will particularly be undertaken by McDermott subsidiary CB&I Storage Solutions. CB&I will provide the first of two 60,000 cubic meter full containment steel LNG tanks along with geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning activities.

CB&I is the world’s leading designer and builder of storage facilities, tanks and terminals with over 59,000 structures completed in its 130-year history.

Mechanical completion is slated for the third quarter of 2023, which would then be followed by purging and commissioning activities.

Last month, the Department of Energy gave AG&P a notice-to-proceed for the Php14.6 billion project, currently being built near the Ilijan gas-fired power plant in Batangas City.

“We are confident we made the right choice to work in close cooperation with CB&I Storage Solutions on this technically advanced and challenging project,” AG&P Project Director Roeland Uytdewilligen said in a statement.

“We are proud to support AG&P in the delivery of the Philippines’ first LNG import terminal. The design of this first-of-a-kind full containment steel LNG tank highlights our innovation and technology leadership in the LNG storage industry and positions CB&I Storage Solutions to serve the growing small-scale LNG market in Asia and other regions with similar demands,” said CB&I SVP Cesar Canals.