Samsung C&T Corporation
Jurong Island, Singapore

Singapore LNG Terminal Ancillary Products and Services (TAPS) Facility

Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) was incorporated by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore to develop, build, own and operate Singapore's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Jurong Island. This is a key national infrastructure that supports Singapore's energy diversification strategy and future economic development in the energy sector. It is designed to unload and reload LNG to and from LNG carriers, store LNG and send out regasified LNG to the Singapore gas network.

Fluor is serving as a subcontractor to Samsung C&T, the main engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor, and providing detailed engineering, operational readiness and construction support services.

Client's Challenge

SLNG is developing the terminal in several phases, with the initial phases completed and in successful commercial operation since May 2013. The latest phase, Phase 3, is currently in the engineering, procurement and construction stage.

The terminal started operations with two storage tanks, one jetty and an initial throughput capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). Installation of a third tank, a second jetty and additional regasification facilities to increase the terminal's throughput capacity to 6 Mtpa were completed in early 2014.

Phase 3 will see the addition of a fourth tank and facilities to bring the terminal's throughput capacity to about 11 Mtpa by 2018. The tank is one of the largest in the world, at 260,000 cubic meters, and the terminal's facilities are capable of servicing the largest LNG carriers in the world.

Fluor's Solution

Contracted to Samsung C&T, Fluor has been involved since the project's initial phases.

Fluor carried out FEED verification and identification of design enhancements for the first phase of the project and subsequently provided detailed engineering for the first two phases.

In Phase 3, Fluor is providing detailed engineering for the balance of the plant, as well as operational readiness and construction support services for engineering.

Fluor has worked alongside SLNG and Samsung C&T to design this world-class facility. All engineering and construction support services are led from Fluor's Manila, Philippines office, the first LNG regasification facility fully led out of that office.

The project is leveraging Fluor's NEXTGENERATION® Project Execution Solutions platform, which integrates the project environment and includes 3D technologies, coupling of 2D and 3D information and advanced integrated work processes. Tools include Intergraph's SmartPlant® , Enterprise SmartPlant® P&ID, SmartPlant® Instrumentation, SmartPlantTM3D and SmartPlant® Foundation.


The initial phases of the Singapore LNG Terminal were completed on time, within budget and with a world-class safety record. The same emphasis on safety and excellent project management continues in the Phase 3 expansion.

The Singapore LNG Terminal has been recognized externally for engineering excellence and innovation, including the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2014, the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards 2014 and the IChemE Singapore 2013 Award for Process Safety.

With work on Phase 3 underway, Fluor has begun mobilizing follow-on construction support at the site with construction expected to complete in 2018.

Images courtesy of Singapore LNG Corporate Pte Ltd.