First Gen launching small-scale LNG solutions

First Gen plants resume operations

First Gen Corporation subsidiary FGEN LNG Corporation will be developing small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) solutions for industrial users in economic zones and industrial parks across the country by the time it sets up its LNG import terminal in 2022.

The project will begin with gas locators inside First Gen’s sister company First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Sto. Tomas City, Batangas.

First Gen President and CEO Francis Giles Puno said that some existing and potential new gas locators are keen on using LNG and natural gas directly for different manufacturing process applications, as well as indirectly for flexible, reliable, and environmentally responsible power.

The Lopez-led energy firm noted that FPIP could receive LNG through trucks and specialized insulated containers supplied from FGEN LNG’s interim offshore LNG terminal in Batangas City. FPIP is located around 50 kilometers away from First Gen’s LNG facility.

The Department of Energy recently gave FGEN LNG the go-signal to build the LNG import terminal.

First Gen chief commercial officer Jonathan Russell explained that FPIP will be connected through a “virtual pipeline” and would be concretized through ISO containers and trucks, eventually supplying LNG to new and existing locators inside FPIP.

A provision has been made at First Gen’s Energy Complex to install a truck loading facility to load LNG into ISO containers for transportation.

The Lopez-led firm further specified the application of LNG technology would make the delivery of LNG possible in areas where a traditional gas pipeline network is not feasible.