TOKYO - Japan's Chiyoda Corp and JGC Corp have received an order to build production equipment for the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the Nikkei buisness daily reported on Wednesday.


The order is worth an estimated 400 billion yen ($45 million) and the contract will be signed as early as Wednesday, the business daily said.

The equipment will be for a $15 billion LNG project which U.S. energy firm ExxonMobil Corp (XOM.N) and partners gave final approval to on Tuesday. [ID:SYD486166]

Chiyoda and JGC will design and build two production lines, each capable of making 3.3 million tons of LNG a year. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2013, according to the Nikkei. (Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo; Editing by Kim Coghill)