It has been 172 days since the first LNG cargo shipment left for Japan and the project remains very much on schedule.
Today, a team of media personnel was given a tour of the LNG plant site outside Port Moresby. The visit follows a workshop conducted by ExxonMobil on how the gas is produced, along with some of the benefits it brings to PNG.
Members of the media in the nation’s capital were given a tour of the PNG liquefied natural gas plant site as part of a workshop organised by ExxonMobil.
As the team visited different sections of the plant site, the various stages on how the gas is processed from gas to liquid form were explained.
The tour took the team to the Plant Marine Terminal, as well as where the LNG cargo is loaded onto the LNG tankers. The tour follows a workshop that explained the business and workforce developments of the PNG LNG project.
Among the business developments of the project, nearly K11 billion was spent on combined Lanco and non-Lanco services.
The enterprise centre has assisted more than 17,000 PNG entrepreneurs. Among the workforce developments, the workforce peaked at the end of 2012, with 21,220 workers, including over 8,500 PNG citizens.
Almost 140 PNG operations and maintenance technicians have been trained. It has been about 172 days since the first LNG cargo was shipped out from the marine terminal. Tomorrow, another vessel will arrive to collect the 42nd cargo.
The first PNG LNG cargo left our shores for Japan on the 25th of May this year. This morning, the 41st cargo left for Japan. Exxon Mobil maintains that so far, operations have been good.