BW Tatiana is the first-ever Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) deployed in El Salvador, with a capacity of 280 MMSCFD and storage capacity of 137,000 m3. The vessel will be part of the Acajutla FSRU project which is built for exclusive use by Energía del Pacífico (“EDP”), a 378MW combined–cycle generation plant in the country. The vessel is jointly owned by BW LNG and Invenergy Investment Company, bringing together a combined 100+ years of expertise in the power and shipping industries to the Project. BW LNG will provide management oversight during conversion and operation.
As the smallest country in Central America, El Salvador relies heavily on imported Heavy Fuel Oil-fired generators for its dispatched power. Our Project is expected to be the lowest cost thermal generator in the country, and it aims to supply 30% of the county’s total demand and significantly reduces its energy imports from 25% to about 5% in 2023. In addition to making electricity more affordable to households, businesses, and institutions, the new project will also displace oil-based energy generation. As a result, our solution will reduce El Salvador’s carbon dioxide annual emissions by an estimated 376,000 tons—the equivalent of taking more than 70,000 vehicles off the road per year.