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Shipbuilding First: Wison Delivers Barge-based FSRU

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 21, 2017

(Photo: Wison)

(Photo: Wison)

A shipbuilding first was recorded with Exmar took delivery of the world's first barge-based FSRU and secures long-term employment for the unit.
 
Final delivery of the world’s first barge-based floating LNG storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) from the Wison Shipyard in Nantong, China. The unit has a re-gasification capacity of up to 600MMSCFD and a storage capacity of 26,000 m³ of LNG.
 
This delivery is a milestone in EXMAR’s history as this FSRU is the first of the new generation of floating regasification assets, barge based, and perfectly positioned to add value in medium sized LNG import projects all over the world in a fast track, flexible and cost efficient way.

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.”
 
Capacity: 25 000 m³
Length: 120 m
Breadth: 33 m
Draught: 7.9 m
Class: BV
Flag: Liberia
 

 

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