Badak LNG's Plant Facilities

Badak LNG Plant is one of 2 liquid natural gas plants that supporting Indonesian LNG business, located in Bontang, East Kalimantan. The name of Badak was derived from location of the first gas pit found to supply gas to Badak LNG plant.

The construction was initiated in mid 1974 and about 36 months later, on July 5, 1977, the LNG was produced from the first LNG Train, namely Train A. The plant was officially inaugurated on August 1, and the first Indonesia LNG shipment was departed from Bontang on August 9, 1977 by LNG Aquarius tanker with destination Senboku, Japan.

For more than 4 decades, Badak LNG plant which initially was designed and built for 2 plants, has succeeded with an expansion to become 8 trains and equipped with additional facility to produce LPG. Such additional facility and plant development has increased the LNG production from initial capacity of 3.3 billions tons in 1977 to more than 22 million tons of LNG and 1.2 million tons of LPG per year.

At the same time, the gas pipeline are added, from one pipe line of 36 Inch to become four gas pipelines 36 Inch and 42 Inch which supply natural gas from gas fields to fill LNG and LPG. Badak LNG plant has at present equipped with 3 LNG/LPG loading piers which can be operated simultaneously.

Plant Capacity

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LNG Production Capacity

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LPG Production Capacity

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LPG Tank