PNG powers up

EXXONMOBIL has started delivery of up to 25 megawatts of electricity from the PNG LNG project, to PNG Power.
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The milestone was celebrated at the LNG plant with Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill this week, and comes as the spotlight of the region swings onto PNG, which is hosting the Pacific Games.

ExxonMobil PNG managing director Andrew Barry said he was extremely proud of the achievement, which delivered on a key commitment to supply electricity to PNG Power under a memorandum of understanding signed in January.

"ExxonMobil PNG has done an outstanding job of fast-tracking the project in order to deliver electricity from gas turbine generators inside the plant to the people of PNG in time for the start of the Pacific Games.

"A team of 80 people completed around 100,000 hours of work to deliver the project safely and without incident.

"I also congratulate PNG Power for delivering on their commitment to install power lines to the plant and for working closely with us to ensure readiness to receive the electricity.

"It has been a team effort."

PNG LNG is owned and operated by ExxonMobil, Oil Search, Santos, the National Petroleum Company of PNG, JX Nippon Oil & Gas, Mineral Resources Development Company and Petromin.

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