Belgian LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar said that the construction of the world’s first floating liquefaction unit Caribbean FLNG at Wison Heavy Industry’s shipyard in Nantong, China is progressing as planned. Start of operations is scheduled from the second half of 2015.
EXMAR and Pacific Rubiales ENERGY (through its affiliate Pacific Midstream Holding Corp.), ordered a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in February 2014.
The unit is currently being constructed by Wison Offshore and Marine and is expected to be delivered to the joint venture by mid-2016.
“The marketing of this FSRU with prospective clients is ongoing. Negotiations for the construction of a second floating liquefaction unit in British Colombia (BC LNG) are progressing well,” said the company.
Press Release, August 29, 2014; Image: Exmar