PETALING JAYA: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has officially started the construction of its Floating LNG2 (PFLNG2) with the keel laying of its second floating liquefaction plant in Geoje Island, South Korea on October 28. In a statement last Friday, Petronas said the second floating LNG facility will enable the liquefaction, production and offloading processing of natural gas in the Rotan field, which is 130km offshore Sabah. "With a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and designed for deep-water, PFLNG2 is expected to commission in 2018," the group said. Petronas collaborated with JGC Group and Samsung Heavy Industries, the consortium that led the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the PFLNG2. The keel laying signifies the formal recognition of the start of the mega construction phase of the PFLNG2 with a collective weight of 134,000 tonnes.