IN CONTINUATION OF press release dated 4 August 2015 where BW announced the winning of an EGAS tender for the provision of regasification services in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, LNG Floating Storage and Regasification unit (FSRU) BW Singapore has been in full operation since October 2015.
The vessel was delivered and commissioned in three months from the date of contract-signing, which is a world record. Since operations commenced, BW Singapore has carried out more than 10 Ship-to-Ship (STS) operations and sent out between 500-600 mmscf/d of natural gas on a daily basis into the national grid. This was made possible by the professionalism and competence of the team at The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), who continues to provide professional support to the BW team.
BW sees EGAS as a long term strategic partner in the LNG/FSRU space. BW has noted recent press reports regarding payment issues in Egypt, but can confirm that payment for due hire has been received.
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About BW Group
BW Group is a leading global maritime group involved in shipping, floating gas infrastructure and deepwater oil & gas production, and has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years, with a current fleet of over 180 ships. The group was founded by Sir YK Pao in Hong Kong in 1955 as World-Wide Shipping. In 2003, the group acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company founded in 1935, and in 2005, the business was re-branded as BW. Today, BW Group operates the world’s largest gas shipping fleet (LNG and LPG combined), with a total of over 70 large gas vessels including FSRUs (floating storage and regasification units). BW Offshore operates the world’s second largest floating oil and gas production fleet (FPSOs), with 16 units in US, Brazil, Mexico, West Africa, North Sea, and Australasia. BW’s fleet also includes crude oil supertankers, refined oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry bulk carriers.