South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered the liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit Jawa Satu (Java 1) and the vessel is en route to Indonesia.

The 170,000-cubic metre capacity Jawa Satu is to be deployed offshore West Java’s northern coast. The FSRU is owned by Jawa Satu Regas (JSR) — a joint venture between Indonesia’s national oil company Pertamina and Japan's Marubeni and Sojitz.

VesselsValue showed the vessel under way using its own engine and scheduled to arrive on 15 January first at Badak NGL’s Bontang liquefied natural gas facility in East Kalimantan.

The joint venture intends to use the FSRU to supply a gas-fired power plant in Karawang Regency in West Java.

The Jawa 1 project involves a 1.76-gigawatt combined-cycle gas turbine power plant and its associated gas facilities - mooring, offshore/onshore gas pipeline and onshore receiving facility the FSRU.

The FSRU will have regasification capacity of 300 million cubic feet per day of gas.

The floater will be deployed 14 kilometres offshore and connected to the power plant via an offshore/onshore pipeline around 21 kilometres in length.

Targeted start-up of the power plant at Cilamaya, around 100 kilometres east of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, was initially scheduled for December 2021.

Power produced by the facility will sold to state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara under a 25-year contract.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) in 2018 awarded key contracts for the Jawa 1 project. Samsung landed the contract to supply the newbuild FSRU for the $1.8 billion Jawa 1 gas-to-power project in Indonesia that is being undertaken by JSR. MOL is responsible for construction supervision, maintenance and operation services.

MOL earlier said that Jawa 1 is Asia’s first LNG FSRU gas-to-power project.

“The FSRU will feature the optimal tank capacity and regasification capacity tailored to the plant's power generation capacity,” said the Japanese company.

The Jawa 1 project is being co-financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Asia Development Bank, Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Societe Generale.

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