The Galileo’s Virtual Pipeline reaches Cargill in Kota Kinabalu
On 26th September 2013, technical personnel from Galileo and Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd (SEC) successfully commissioned the natural gas supply to Desa Cargill Sdn Bhd, which is the third customer to have started using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) via Virtual Pipeline®.
The operation finished at 1.00 am in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, and was supervised in real time from Galileo’s headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “This is what I call service and support,” said Adzmir Abd Rahman, SEC’s Technical Services Manager, congratulating Galileo’s personnel involved.
This commissioning was achieved six months ahead of the original scheduled date in March 2014 as per the Agreement between SEC and Desa Cargill Sdn Bhd. As a result of the early commissioning, Desa will be able to enjoy cost savings in its energy costs six months ahead of schedule.
SEC’s team is working towards early commissioning of natural gas supply to the other customers by using Galileo’s Virtual Pipeline technology for gas distribution by road.
The SEC offers the Virtual Gas Pipeline system to companies located within a 70km radius from the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKiP) as an innovative, cost-effective solution to supply CNG for industrial use.
According to SEC Executive Officer, Datuk Harun Ismail, using natural gas offers immense benefits as this is cleaner, more economical and more affordable than other systems available in the market. “Owing to its clean-burning properties, reduced maintenance cost and enhanced operating efficiency, it results in improved productivity and ultimately greater profitability,” he said.