Acteon, a UK marine energy and infrastructure services company, has won a key contract for AG&P’s grassroots liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal in Batangas Bay in the Philippines.

The project scope includes the local transportation and installation of jacket structures to form the LNG berth. These structures will vary across the construction site and will include approach trestles, mooring and berthing dolphins, and associated furniture such as walkways, fenders and mooring hooks.

AG&P’s LNG import scheme is based on a floating storage unit, which will be leased on a long-term basis, with additional onshore storage and regasification facilities.

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Acteon Integrated Solutions’ (AIS) team will manage the work scope for AG&P’s project dubbed Philippines LNG (PLNG) on the island of Luzon. The AIS team will be responsible for the full construction of the jetty and all the marine works, except anything to do with the transportation of the LNG product.

The team will be supported by Acteon strategic business segments and product and service line brands 2H Offshore, Core, Claxton, InterMoor, LDD, TEAM and UTEC.

The Philippines’ Department of Energy earlier this year issued the notice to proceed to AG&P for PLNG — which will have initial capacity of up to 3 million tonnes per annum.

AG&P has already completed its pre-development work for the terminal, which it said is expected to be commissioned by summer 2022.

McDermott’s CB&I Storage Solutions is performing the engineering, procurement and construction EPC work for PLNG.

The US contractor will provide the first of two 60,000 cubic metre full containment steel LNG tanks along with geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topsides platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning activities.

Mechanical completion

Mechanical completion is set for the third quarter of 2023 with purging and commissioning activities to follow, McDermott earlier said.

Acteon said that managing the project through the AIS team achieves efficiencies by “minimising the number of interfaces for the client and enabling it to source local personnel and materials to help reduce the project’s footprint”.

“We are delighted to have secured this major win for the AIS team to support AG&P on this exciting and important project,” said Mathias Bruneau, executive vice president AIS.

“The team has worked hard to build a strong collaboration with AG&P, so we are looking forward to working with them and developing this relationship throughout the development work.”

PLNG operator AG&P on Tuesday said it is privileged to have AIS take on the marine scope of its Batangas Bay project, which will be the first LNG import and regasification terminal in the Philippines and become “a critical gateway for clean fuel in this beautiful and fast-growing country”. “Acteon is a powerhouse in the marine space globally and we are excited to work with their team,” said Zickie Allgrove, senior vice president, AG&P.