Shipbuilding First: Wison Delivers Barge-based FSRU
Exmar said it secured long-term employment for the FSRU with “a reputable counterpart” for hire starting from mid-2018, but did not share further details regarding the contract.
Nicolas Saverys, CEO of EXMAR, said, "The delivery of the FSRU is a testimony of EXMAR’s commitment to continuously improve the solutions we offer to the LNG supply chain industry. I am very pleased and honoured that long-term employment for the FSRU was secured prior to delivery."
Huaqing Wei, Project Director for the FSRU Project and Deputy General Manager of Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry, commented; “We are glad to continue working with Exmar on the first-of-its-kind floating LNG projects and feel grateful for concerted efforts by all partners who made it happen.”
This barge-based FSRU serves as a flexible LNG receiving solution which makes considerable reductions in CapEx and lead time possible for project developers, the builder said.
Ying Cui, CEO of Wison Offshore & Marine, said, “Successful delivery of the project again showcases Wison’s strong capability to deliver cost-effective solutions. We are committed to commercialization of global LNG industry by delivering higher returns for various types of infrastructure investors, making LNG more affordable.”