Malaysia plant to build ninth LNG train

March 17, 2012

Dateline 2012-02-24:

Malaysia’s Petronas announced Feb. 22 it will add a ninth LNG train to its Bintulu, Sarawak, complex on Borneo. The train with have a nameplate capacity of 3.6 million tonnes/year and bring total capacity at the site to 27.6 million tpy.

Offshore fields in Sarawak will produce feed gas for the new train up to 850 MMcfd. Plant start-up targets fourth-quarter 2015.


Job Opportunity – Bintulu

February 25, 2011

MECIP has secured a 3+1 years engineering services contract with MLNG. They are currently looking for suitable candidates for our new branch office in Bintulu.

Following are the positions + minimum qualifications required  :

(1) Project Manager

B.Sc. in Mechanical or Chemical Eng., Registered Professional Engineer with BEM or recognized International Institution, minimum 12 years practical working experience in engineering design and / or construction in the oil and gas industry, including minimum 3 years in managerial function, preferably in managing a design office and familiar with DEP/PTS.

(2) Senior Mechanical/Piping Engineer

B.Sc. in Mechanical Eng., Registered with BEM or recognized International Institution, with at least 8 years practical working experience in engineering design in the oil and gas industry, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS.

(3) Mechanical Designer/Checker

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with at least 8 years relevant design/drafting experience in oil and gas industry and in designer position for the last 3 years minimum, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

(4) Senior Mechanical Draftsman

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification in the correct discipline with at least 5 years relevant design/drafting experience in oil and gas industry, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

(5) Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

B.Sc. in Civil or Structural Eng., Registered with BEM or recognized International Institution, with at least 8 years practical working experience in engineering design in oil & gas industry, preferably familiar with the following:

i. DEP/PTS
ii. British Standard/Eurocode
iii. Use of Staad-Pro
iv. Basic CAD drafting knowledge

The personnel shall be able to carry out analysis and design of the following:

v. Steel Structures
vi. Concrete Structures
vii. Foundations

(6) Senior Civil/Structural Draftsman

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification in the correct discipline with at least 5 years relevant design/drafting experience in oil and gas industry, preferably familiar with British Standard, Eurocode, and DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

(7) Civil/Structural Draftsman

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification in the correct discipline with at least 3 years relevant design/drafting experience, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

(8) Senior Electrical Engineer

B.Sc. in Electrical Eng., Registered Professional Engineer with BEM or recognized International Institution, with at least 8 years practical working experience in engineering design in oil & gas industry, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS.

(9) Electrical Designer

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualification in the correct discipline with at least 8 years relevant design/drafting experience and in designer position for the last 3 years minimum preferably familiar with DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

(10) Senior Instrument/System Engineer

B.Sc. in Instrument Eng., or equivalent, Registered with BEM or recognized International Institution, with at least 8 years practical working experience in engineering design in the oil and gas industry, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS.
The personnel shall possess knowledge to read, understand and provide design in the following areas:

i. Instrument installation details
ii. Loop/signal drawings
iii. PEFS
iv. Underground cable installations
v. Logic design
vi. Segregation between E & I
vii. Design according to DEP/PTS/Local Authority requirements
viii. Area classifications
ix. Write Basis Of Design
x. Keep up to date with current technology in the market
xi. Familiar with Flow/Orifice/Control valve calculations

(11) Senior Instrument Draftsman

Recognized Diploma/Certificate in Instrument Engineering or equivalent qualification in the correct discipline with at least 5 years relevant design/drafting experience in oil and gas industry, preferably familiar with DEP/PTS. The personnel shall be able to utilize Computer Aided Design Tool.

Candidate shall possess knowledge to read, understand and draw in the following areas:

i. Instrument installation details
ii. Loop/signal drawings
iii. PEFS
iv. Underground cable installations
v. Logic design
vi. Able to perform simple Flow/Orifice/Control valve calculations
vii. Proactive to carry out site survey on his own to verify spare terminal blocks

(12) Planning/QA Documentation Engineer

B.Sc. Degree or equivalent with 5 years experience in costing, project control and related work experience in engineering design and in onshore and offshore oil & gas projects. Has experience on using MS Project for his works in his employment for at least two years. The personnel shall possess knowledge and skill on:

i. Planning basics & fundamentals
ii. Resource Loading and management
iii. Physical Progress Chart generation
iv. Scheduled and Actual Progress monitoring
v. Progress difference in duration and percentage
vi. Reports
vii. Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

All candidates may send their CV via email to norliana@mecipglobal.com.my and cc to harun_alrasyid@mecipglobal.com.my , othman@mecipglobalcom.my and abdullah@mecipglobal.com.my

Website: www.mecipglobal.com.my

Blog: www.mecipg.wordpress.com

My note: I assume you already have someone for Process? Starts with an ‘S’ and ends with a ‘y’?


IEM Report – Visit to Bintulu

August 6, 2010

The IEM Chemical Engineering Technical Division organized a study tour to Bintulu, Sarawak on June 14th, 2010. The study group comprised of 9 people. The tour was led by Ir. Razmahwata Mohd Razalli.

The tour started at the MLNG plant. The group was met by Mr. Rhymie Rashidie Ibrahim, Corporate Affair. The IEM guests were first brought to a presentation room where a safety briefing was first conducted. A corporate video was then shown, providing an overview of the history, specifications and achievements of the MLNG project.

After getting a bird’s eye view of the facility, a slide presentation was given. It started off with an introduction to the MLNG complex, and a recap of MLNG 1-3’s history. A simplified LNG process flow diagram was then used to describe the plant’s process to the group.  An introduction to the technology and use of MISC’s LNG ships was provided, along with the breakdown of LNG customers (60% of LNG is shipped to Japan, 27% Korea, 12% Taiwan, 0.9% China. 19% of Japan’s LNG is imported from Malaysia).

At the end of the presentation, a number of questions were asked, and answered by the speaker. A selection of questions asked were the usage of LNG in Malaysia, the makeup of engineers disciplines in MLNG, the mercury removal process from the gas, and MLNG’s involvement in downstream industries.

This part of the tour was concluded with a token exchange ceremony.

After refreshments, a plant tour was arranged, guided by a knowledgeable engineer. The group had the opportunity of observing the plant from the luxury of an air conditioned van. Among the sites the group visited  were the nine 380 tph boilers, the gas metering station, flare tower, the cryogenic unit, the mercury removal unit, the Sulphinol process, and the LNG berthing terminal, where Putri Delima Satu was in port.

After the MLNG visit, the group then visited the ABF plant. The group was met there by Mr. Roy Thian Shin Min, Process Technologist and Ms. Suryani Dohan, PR Executive. Mr. Roy presented an introduction of the plant. Among the commercial tidbits revealed was the ownership breakdown of the plant (63.5% Malaysia, 13% Indonesia, 13% Thailand, 9.5% Philippines, 1% Singapore) and the plant’s market breakdown (30% of ammonia is sold to Thailand, 20% to Malaysia, 24% to Vietnam) . He then talked the group through a process schematic of the plant. Among the process discussed were CO2 removal using a modified Benfield process, steam reforming using NiO catalyst in tubes, and the urea process. The uses of ammonia and urea was explained to the group. The presentation ended with an overview of the plant’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Among the questions asked by the group was what biuret was, and how much CO2 was released by the plant.

This part of the tour was concluded with a token exchange ceremony, and lunch that was hosted by the ABF.

As the plant was not open for a visit at the time, the group was taken to view the plant from a vantage point on top of the Bintulu Port Authority building, where we were treated to a breath-taking view of the plant and surrounding environs.


MLNG awards US$12.4 million contract for tech upgrade

May 28, 2010

Hmm, from what I understand, the work was in two parts, one to upgrade the system, and one to provide operator training simulators.

Extracted from this article:

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 MAY 2010 — Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) has awarded a US$12.4 million contract to upgrade and modernise a distributed control system (DCS) to technology services firm Invensys Operations Management.

“The major upgrade will provide by 2014 a continuously current DCS to sustain the productivity and safety of MLNG’s liquid natural gas operations in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia,” said Invensys Operations Management, vice president and managing director, ASEAN, Japan and Taiwan, Terence Chan. “The solution is a distributed control technology, which enhances system reliability and availability, and helps to achieve productivity and safety excellence.”


Marketing Rounds – Visit to MLNG

November 11, 2009

As part of Synergy’s ongoing mission to boldly go where no one has gone before, we recently visited MLNG in Bintulu, as guests of MECIP. We thank them for providing us a forum in which to present our talents in providing specialist process support to MECIP’s downstream expertise.


Safety Notice – MLNG fatality

August 18, 2009

Strange I have to go to an overseas website to get the news. It was reported by Bernama as well.

At the Malaysian Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Tanjung Kidurong, Sarawak, 3 workers were overcome by gas while inspecting a large gas pipeline there, 1 of them has died, the condition of the other 2 in hospital remains unknown. 5th August 2009.