Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas Expansion Project (ADB-49222-001)

  • Indonesia
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West Papua
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Dec 1, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2016

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The Tangguh natural gas liquefaction facility (Tangguh) has been operating in West Papua, Indonesia's least developed region, since 2009. It currently consists of two trains (Train 1 and 2) that were financed with ADB, JBIC and international commercial bank support in 2007. Each train is designed to produce 3.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) each. The LNG is currently sold to buyers in Indonesia, the PRC, Japan, Korea, and USA. The Tangguh Expansion consists of a third 3.8 mtpa LNG train (Train 3) and associated offshore and onshore production facilities and supporting infrastructure. Train 3 is expected to commence production in 2020, and has committed 40% of production to PLN (the Indonesian national electric utility) under a long term sales and purchase agreement (SPA). State-owned Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN, the national power utility) has committed to buy 75% of train 3’s production to generate electricity for the domestic market. The remaining 25% of the new unit’s LNG output has been committed to Kansai Electric of Japan.

The financing of Tangguh Expansion will be through a New York-based commercial bank that will act as trustee borrower. The sponsors of Tangguh, through production-sharing arrangements with the Government of Indonesia (GOI) are: BP (37.2%); CNOOC (13.9%); Mitsubishi Corp. and INPEX Corp. (together 16.3%); Nippon Oil Corp. and Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) (together 12.2%); Mitsui (10% in JV with Mitsubishi Corp., INPEX, Nippon Oil, JOGMEC); Sumitomo and Sojiz (together 7.3%); and Talisman Energy Inc (3.1%). A subsidiary of BP, BP Berau Limited, operates the Tangguh project on behalf of the sponsors.

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