Petronas Regasification Terminal, Sungai Udang, Melaka

With LNG shortages and subsidisation providing new challenges, Petronas decided to build a new state-of-the-art offshore facility incorporating a world-first jetty regasification unit. Situated 8 km off the coast of Melaka, the Sungai Udang regasification terminal accommodates super tankers, a necessity as local supply is depleted and the need for imported gas becomes a reality.

The terminal is 980 metres long and has annual capacity of 3.8 million tons, with two floating storage units permanently berthed at the jetty to receive and store LNG. The island jetty and processing units transport regasified LNG by subsea pipeline to the Peninsula Gas Utilisation pipeline network.

Completed in July 2012, the terminal’s innovative design enabled it to be built within a 1 billion ringgit budget, instead of the originally estimated 3 billion. Being located offshore also saved two years of construction time.

The Client

Durable Mix Sdn Bhd was contracted  in 2010 to supply all the project’s concrete and cement requirements. Stephen Yoong, the managing director, today buys 95 percent of Duramix’s supply from Holcim.

 

The Challenge

As an offshore construction project, the biggest challenge was logistical. The supplier needed to ensure concrete and cement were readily available on site, round the clock. Being situated 8 kilometres offshore, simply reaching the site posed challenges.

 

Holcim’s Solution:

Holcim assisted Durable Mix in the timely completion of this project through:

  • Accurate and efficient project management and logistics to ensure optimal consistency in the supply of the floating plants.
  • Sophisticated logistical planning and production mapping, which was necessary due to limited road  infrastructure, festive season road closures, and weather disruption in the interior of Melaka, hindering
    the access of cement trucks.