BW Maritime

Record fast-track FSRU project implementation in the Port of Ain Sokhna, Egypt

BW was awarded a 5-year contract to provide LNG regasification and storage services to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (“EGAS”) in 2015. BW’s state-of-the-art newbuild 170,212 m3 LNG FSRU, BW Singapore, is presently permanently moored alongside a jetty in the Port of Ain Sokhna, Egypt. This project of national importance was achieved on a fast-track schedule – 5 months from project inception to first gas – which was a record short time for implementation. Strong collaboration with EGAS, technical partners and suppliers enabled BW to deliver the project on an aggressive schedule.

BW was responsible for project management, construction of jetty topside facilities and the delivery of the FSRU from the shipyard to the FSRU terminal site. BW owns, operates and maintains the FSRU including the gas send-out arrangement, as well as performs LNG STS transfer operations for the unloading of LNG cargoes.

BW Singapore will be in Egypt for 5 years, primarily to supply natural gas to the local fertiliser industry. She will be receiving an LNG cargo every 5 to 6 days.


 

 

Milestone

May

EGAS issues Invitation to Tender

June

BW submitted bid to EGAS

July

BW awarded project

August

Signing of Regasification Service Agreement between BW and EGAS

September

BW delivers FSRU to EGAS in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

October

FSRU receives cooling down cargo via ship-to-ship (STS) LNG transfer

1st November

FSRU sends out first gas

 

Project summary

BW’s role

  • FSRU owner & operator
  • Provision of gas transfer equipment (ship-shore)
  • Design, construction and O&M of jetty topside equipment

Project inception to first gas

5 months

Vessel

BW Singapore

Charter term

5 years

Location

Ain Sokhna, Egypt

Charterer

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company

Mooring type

Alongside jetty

 

Brief specifications – BW Singapore

Vessel type

170,212 m3 LNG FSRU

Builder

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd

Built

2015

Peak send-out capacity

750 MMscfd


 


LNG FSRU BW Singapore receiving cool down cargo via STS LNG transfer

BW Singapore moored alongside jetty