The use of floating regasification units (FSRUs) as LNG import terminals has been steadily increasing over the last couple of years.
Costs to deploy an FSRU to receive worldwide LNG supplies are much smaller than those for an onshore terminal, which is one the reasons why countries are choosing these regas vessels to help bridge their natural gas supply gap.
One of these countries is energy-hungry Pakistan. Pakistan is heavily reliant on expensive furnace oil imports.
The country’s LNG imports have been growing steadily since 2015 when it joined the club of LNG importing nations to help mitigate the supply shortfalls the country is currently facing.
Pictured above is the FSRU BW Integrity that is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea for Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group.
The FSRU will serve as Pakistans’ second LNG import terminal at Port Qasim under a deal BW signed with Pakistan GasPort Limited back in August 2016.
The vessel will have a storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cbm and a peak regasification capacity of 750 mmscfd.
It will more than double Pakistan’s LNG regasification capacity to over 1200 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd).
LNG World News Staff