JGC Wins 1st Contract for LNG Plant for Ship Fuel

Economy

Tokyo, July 17 (Jiji Press)--Japanese engineering company JGC Corp. <1963> said Wednesday that it has won in Oman its first contract for the basic design of a liquefied natural gas plant for fuel supply to ships.

JGC aims to tap demand for such plants that is expected to increase in line with an expected shift of ship fuel to LNG amid tightening environmental regulations. The company did not disclose the value of the order.

JGC was awarded a front-end engineering and design contract for a medium-size LNG plant for fueling vessels to be built at an Omani port under a project led by Total E&P Oman Development BV, a fully owned subsidiary of France's Total SA.

The plant will produce LNG from natural gas transported via pipelines from gas fields. The expected annual output capacity is one million tons.

Global environmental regulations to be introduced in 2020 for ship fuel are expected to accelerate the shift to LNG, which releases smaller amounts of pollutants than other fuels.

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