Wison reports award for supply of ‘first’ LNG FRU

Wison Offshore & Marine

Wison Offshore & Marine reports the award of a binding agreement with Vessel Gasification Solutions (VGS) for the supply of the industry’s first barge‐based LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) to be installed offshore India.

The FRU, which will be owned by VGS, will consist of a newbuild, non‐propelled barge equipped to perform the regasification and send out up to 1,000 MMscf/d of gas. The facility will be moored on a jetty structure located 8 km (5 mi) offshore Andhra Pradesh on India’s eastern coast, to the northeast of the Kakinada Anchorage Port, alongside a permanent floating storage unit (FSU) that will be used as the LNG offloading point for trading tankers.

The FRU will be sized to allow for the future expansion of its regasification capability by an additional 750 MMscf/d of gas within the next few years in order to meet the rapidly growing natural gas requirements in the region.

Under the agreement, Wison Offshore & Marine affiliates will be responsible for the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) of the unit, and will lead the project from its Shanghai operational center, with construction to be performed at Wison’s wholly owned fabrication facility located in Nantong, China.



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