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DCS, SIS, PRM, FOUNDATION fieldbus instruments and OTS Installed at Thailand’s First LNG Terminal

Case Study by Yokogawa: Natural gas is Thailand’s primary fuel source and is absolutely essential to the country’s industries, particularly the power sector: two third’s of the country’s electricity is generated at gas-fired power plants. Much of Thailand’s natural gas comes from gas fields in the Gulf of Thailand. It is transported throughout the country via a network of offshore and onshore pipelines built by the national gas and oil company, PTT Public Company Limited (PTT PCL). In 2005, due to economic growth and the resulting shortfall in the supply of natural gas, the country’s National Energy Policy Board resolved to begin importing LNG.

In anticipation of this policy shift, PTT PCL established PTT LNG Company Limited (PTTLNG) in 2004 and tasked it with building and operating the country’s first LNG import terminal at Map Ta Phut, a deepwater port 220 km southeast of Bangkok. They send out gas to the adjacent Map Ta Phut industrial estate, which is one of Thailand’s most important industrial areas and home to a number of petrochemical, oil refining, steel, and fertilizer plants. Gas also be transported via the PTT pipeline system to power companies and other important industrial customers throughout the country.

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