Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, reported the successful award of a contract by the Exmar group for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the world’s first Floating LNG Liquefaction, Regasification and Storage Unit (FLRSU).
The facility will be used by Exmar under a Build, Own, and Operate contract with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation, and located on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia. Commercial operations are planned to commence from the fourth quarter of 2014.
The FLRSU consists of a non-propelled barge equipped to convert 69.5 million scf/d of natural gas into LNG (+/- 500,000 tons of LNG per annum) that will be temporarily stored in on-board tanks with a total capacity of 14,000 m3 and subsequently offloaded either to a permanently-moored floating storage unit or shuttle tankers. The facility will be moored to a jetty and supplied with gas by pipeline from the onshore La Creciente field, located in the Lower Magdalena Valley Basin.