EXMAR Orders Fourth LNGRV

Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Exmar confirms a long-term charter party with Excelerate Energy LP, the liquefied natural gas shipper and marketers based in Woodlands, Texas, of a further liquefied natural gas regasification vessel (LNGRV).

The vessel will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) as DSME Hull No. 2254 and will be named the EXPLORER. The EXPLORER, the ownership of which will be a Exmar 80% / Excelerate Energy 20% joint venture, will be constructed using the membrane containment system together with Excelerate’s Energy Bridge™ technology and will have a capacity of approximately 150,900 m³ with delivery in the 1st quarter of 2008. Excelerate anticipates utilising this ship to deliver regasified LNG to the Gulf Gateway - the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Port located 116 miles off the Louisiana cost and to support their recent application to construct a NorthEast Gateway - a Deepwater Port to be located offshore in Massachusetts Bay, near Boston in New England.

Energy Bridge™ is an innovative system, whereby a standard LNG vessel is customised to convert liquefied natural gas to vapour on board the ship. Then, utilising proven buoy technology that has been successfully deployed for more that a decade in the harsh North Sea environment, the gas flows through lines connected to the ship and linked to underwater pipelines located offshore.

The Energy Bridge system can be deployed virtually anywhere in the world to meet incremental demand for natural gas and it was successfully proven in March of this year when the first LNGRV vessel, the EXCELSIOR discharged LNG into the Gulf Gateway Deepwater Port.

With this further order, the Energy Bridge™ operation will comprise 4 LNGRV's including the EXCELSIOR, which delivered in January of this year, the EXCELLENCE, which delivered in May of this year, and DSME Hull No. 2237, to be named EXCELERATE, due for delivery in October 2006.

Exmar is one of the largest independent operators of gas tankers in the world, presently with a diversified fleet of 65 ships ranging from 150,900 m³ LNG carriers down to 3,200 m³ pressurised LPG carriers.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Three More for Jordan

Sanmar Shipyards delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan.

ASL Shipyard Secures S$140mln Build Contracts

ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., has secured new shipbuilding contracts worth approximately S$140 million for the construction

Oil Steadies as Equities Rally

Recovering stock markets boost oil prices; U.S. crude on track for first weekly gain in nine weeks. Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year

Cruise Ship Trends

New London Cruise Terminal Gets Green Signal

London Mayor Boris Johnson gave final approval to build a new cruise terminal on the Thames River at Greenwich.   The terminal, to be located at Enderby Wharf,

Seven Seas Explorer Spaciously Intimate

The cruise ship being billed as "the most luxurious ship ever built" will also feature some of the largest cabins  and balconies afloat.   The suites on the Seven Seas Explorer,

French Cruise Company PONANT Signs GAC UK

PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions has appointed GAC UK as its agent for all United Kingdom and Ireland port calls in 2016. PONANT’s 142m and 132 cabin megayachts

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2523 sec (4 req/sec)