Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., the upstream oil and gas division of China's Wison Group, disclosed Wednesday that a ceremony was held to celebrate the keel laying of the Exmar FSRU project, a barged-based floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) regasification unit, in the dry-dock of the company Oct. 20 in Nantong, China, marking the first important project milestone achieved by the company. Under the agreement for the regasification unit, Wison Offshore & Marine will provide Exmar the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) solution for the project. It is the first time for a Chinese company to undertake a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project under an EPCIC contact.
The Exmar FSRU, a non-propelled barge, will be equipped with two regasification plants of 400 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) and 200 MMscf/d regasification capacity respectively. Two SPB (Self-supporting, Prismatic Shape, IMO type B) Cargo Tanks with each capacity of 464,689 cubic feet (13,160 cubic meters) will be installed in the hull for LNG storage and an accommodation block suitable for 28 people will be also installed on the barge.
An Wenxin, senior vice president of Wison Offshore & Marine said, “We highly appreciate the trust and support extended by Exmar during the project execution. It is with our joint efforts that we can celebrate the keel-laying today, which marks the project execution entering a new stage. We’re confident the project will achieve its final success.”
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