Last year Fine PolyFusion Co., Ltd signed a deal to provide 40 fusion machines and 25 electrofusion machines to the Papua New Guinea Liquid Natural Gas Project (PNG LNG). Now, almost a year later, PolyFusion has delivered 65 units and the machines have started work.

The PNG LNG project is a major development to commercialize the vast, untapped gas and liquid hydrocarbon resources located in Papua New Guinea’s southern highlands and western provinces. The 15-year project will provide energy for the Asia-Pacific region and jobs and economic benefits for the people of Papua New Guinea. The development will involve the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, an offshore pipeline, an onshore pipeline, and transport to the areas via an airport and several roads.

The PNG gas will be transported by pipeline to an LNG facility 12 miles northwest of Port Moresby on the Gulf of Papua coast. When fully operational, over 6.6 million tonnes of LNG will be produced a year.

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The project will progress in a series of development phases, with the first LNG deliveries scheduled to begin in 2014. The deal represents a major breakthrough for PolyFusion equipments in the oil and gas segment.

“We have been involved with this industry in the past, but never on this scale,” says Albert for PolyFusion’s International Region. “The project represents a significant sales as well as service turnover, which is expected for the next three years.

“This deal shows that customers in the important oil and gas sector consider us to be one of the global players now. The door is open for PolyFusion  in this segment and we are on the move.”

PolyFusion is heavily involved in two sub projects: construction of the onshore pipeline and an airfield to provide access to a gas conditioning plant. The airfield is located at Komo. The sub project is run by MCJV – a joint venture between Australian company MacDow and Greek company CCC. The second sub project, the onshore pipeline, is located at Kopi. A further 50 PolyFusion units – mostly GDC 400-630 butt fusion machines and GDF II electrofusion machine – have been signed to Spiecapag for this project .