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Malaysia LNG operates the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility in a single location; it has eight production units in three integrated plants and a total production capacity of 23 million tonnes per year. The country is the world’s third largest exporter of LNG. Malaysia LNG is keen to maintain its position as a world-class operator and embarked on a project to review and improve its energy usage in 2005.

The company was aware that reducing energy consumption would help improve its operating performance while minimising its impact on the environment.

Malaysia LNG teamed up with Shell Global Solutions to implement an energy-efficiency programme. The programme is designed to help operators save energy through operational excellence and focuses on improvements that can be achieved with little or no capital investment.

At Malaysia LNG, the scope of the project included two of the company’s three plants: Satu, which is steam-turbine driven; and Dua, which is gas-turbine driven with steam-driven helper turbines.

This was the first implementation of Shell Global Solutions’ energy-efficiency programme – which was originally designed for refineries – at an LNG facility. However, the programme can be used across a wide range of industries and is particularly appropriate for businesses that are energy intensive.
At the start of the process, an on-site team of consultants and Malaysia LNG operational staff was established, who worked closely together to progress the different stages.

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