Exmar’s barge-based floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) on Wednesday left the Wison Offshore Marine shipyard in China and set course towards Singapore.
In Singapore, the unit will undergo site specific modifications before departing to its project destination to commence its long-term employment mid-2018 in line with its time charter commitments, Belgian company Exmar said in a statement.
To remind, Wison delivered the FSRU to the Nicolas Savery-led shipowner in December.
Exmar says the unit it is the world’s first barge-based FSRU and is the first of the new generation of floating regasification assets, barge-based, and aimed at catering for the needs of medium-sized LNG import projects.
The FSRU features an LNG storage capacity of 25,000 cubic meters and a re-gasification capacity of 600 mmscfd.
Exmar added in its latest statement that more information on the FSRU charterer and the location will be released at a later stage.