Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine announced an agreement with Vessel Gasification Solutions (VGS) for the supply of the industry’s first barge-based floating LNG regasification unit (FRU).
The FRU will consist of a new-build, non-propelled barge equipped to perform the regasification and send out of a maximum of 1,000MMscf/d of gas. The facility will be moored on a jetty structure located about 8km offshore Andhra Pradesh on India’s eastern coast, alongside a permanent floating storage unit (FSU) that will be used as the LNG offloading point for trading tankers. Furthermore, the FRU will be adequately sized to allow for the future expansion of the regasification capability by an additional 750MMscf/d of gas within the next few years in order to meet the rapidly growing natural gas requirements in the region.
Wison Offshore & Marine will lead the project from its Shanghai operational center, with construction to be performed at Wison’s wholly-owned fabrication facility in Nantong, China.
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