GAS Entec, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International (AG&P) has completed the conversion of a 125,000 m3 LNG carrier for KARMOL, the joint-venture of Turkey’s Karpowership and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines.
The converted 84 MMscf/d modular floating storage and regasification unit (M-FSRU) is a first in the world and will be delivering LNG to the 236 MW Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan in the Port of Dakar.
“Gas Entec’s proprietary, patented RegasTainer® technology offers flexibility to scale the capacity of the FSRU up and down from 15 to 300 mmscfd with minimized downtime, allowing the vessel to be repurposed as power requirements grow in a market,” AG&P said in a statement today.
Karpowership’s Ayşegül Sultan power barge was relocated offshore Dakar from Ghana in 2019. It has run on heavy fuel oil (HFO) until the arrival of the KARMOL LNGT Powership Africa FSRU in 2021, and currently represents 15% of Senegal’s electricity supply.
In 2021, the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) announced a $140m syndicated project finance facility to convert the facility to natural gas.