The milestone was celebrated at the LNG Plant with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Honorable Peter O’Neill, PNG Power and other key officials.
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 for local use under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Government and PNG Power in January 2015.
“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,” said Barry. [PNGFacts]