Major expansion of Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia now in operation, with new third liquefaction train bringing total capacity to 11.4 million tonnes a year, BP reports.

First cargo produced from new train safely sailed from site on 18 October to be delivered to PLN, Tangguh Train 3’s domestic foundation customer. Tangguh expansion project at peak saw over 13,500 workers mobilized in its development and construction.

The expanded Tangguh facility is expected to account for over a third of Indonesian gas production.

BP, on behalf of the Tangguh production sharing contract partners, today announced that the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the new third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG facility, in Papua Barat, Indonesia, has safely been loaded and sailed, to be delivered to Indonesia’s state-owned power generator PT PLN (Persero). This marks the start of full commercial operation of the expanded Tangguh LNG facility. 

The start-up of Tangguh Train 3 will add 3.8 million tonnes per annum of LNG production capacity to the existing two-train facility, bringing total plant capacity to 11.4 mtpa. The first cargo of LNG produced by the new train sailed from Tangguh on 18 October to be delivered to PLN’s regasification facility in Arun, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, Indonesia.