Malaysia's national oil company Petronas has provided an updated progress report on the construction of its second floating liquefied natural gas vessel.

The FLNG vessel - dubbed PFLNG Dua - is being built in South Korea by a joint venture between Samsung Heavy Industries and JGC Corporation.

Petronas' vice president of LNG, Adnan Zainal Abidin, said today at OTC Asia in Kuala Lumpur that the vessel is 84% complete, with sailaway planned in February 2020.

This year the focus will be on the installation of topsides modules. In 2019, the focus will turn to integration and commissioning with an emphasis on minimising the amount of offshore commissioning.

The living quarters have already been installed on the hull of the vessel, as have the flare and turret.

PFLNG Dua will produce LNG from the Murphy Oil-operated Rotan gas field, 240 kilometres offshore Sabah.

The vessel is designed for operations in water depths ranging from 500 metres to 1500 metres, and will have a processing capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum.

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