Excelerate Energy will deliver its second floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Pakistan following negotiations with a consortium comprising Engro, Fatima, and Shell. It is expected to be the country's 4th such floating terminal.
The FSRU will be based at Port Qasim where Excelerate has had an FSRU, Exquisite, operating since March 2015 chartered to Engro-owned Elengy.
Excelerate has a proven track record of successfully delivering fast-track floating regasification projects around the world and will use its experience to help the Consortium meet the aggressive delivery schedule required for the terminal.
Most recently, Excelerate successfully commissioned GASCO’s Ruwais Floating LNG terminal in the UAE, which was implemented in less than 12 months.
The Consortium’s project site is located just across the Port Qasim channel and the country’s first LNG import terminal that Elengy installed early last year utilizing Excelerate’s floating regas technology.
When the Consortium’s project comes on line in 2018, the total regasification capacity from Excelerate’s two FSRU’s at Port Qasim will be significantly over 1 Bcf a day which is enough natural gas
to support over 6,000 MW of power generation.
“Excelerate is extremely excited to work with this strong partnership of Engro, Fatima, and Shell to implement this project in what we view as one of the largest markets for natural gas in the world,” stated Chief Development Officer Daniel Bustos.
Daniel added: “Our project development and operations teams are aggressively reviewing implementation plans for this project. We have been very pleased to be involved with the country’s first floating LNG terminal developed by Engro’s subsidiary Elengy over the past 18 months.”