End of an era… according to this article in the Jakarta Post, the Arun LNG plant at Lhokseumawe will cease production in 2014. The article has a good summary of the history of the project and options for the future.

My Dad spent a large part of his career involved in Arun, first based in London doing the planning, and the we lived in Pioneer Camp from 1977 – 1979 when they build Trains 1 – 3, going to the International School and where Mum taught science. We then came back in about 1981 when Dad was Site Manager for Trains 4 & 5, then 6, and then the LPG Project until they came back to the UK in 1988.

Lots of fond memories, it was a wonderful place to grow up full of amazing experiences and travel. It is a shame to hear that things are drawing to a close, and a reminder that fossil fuels don’t last forever!

There’s an excellent group on Facebook for people who attended the International School of Lhokseumawe (ISOL) here. Really must dig out some of my old photos etc.

Whilst researching for more background I found the following links which might be helpful: