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BW Singapore – Floating, Storage, Regassification Unit (FRSU)
Egypt is set to bring into operation the newly built Floating, Storage, Regassification Unit BW Singapore, its second Floating Storage and Regasification Unit deployed as an import terminal in the Red Sea.
Built by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industures, Geoje, South Korea
Delivered in 2015
Owned and operated by BW Maritime, Singspore
GRT 98,000 tons
DWT 85,200 MT
The brand new BW Singapore arrived in Egyptian waters at the port of Ain Sokhna in the Red Sea this week and is expected to begin commissioning operations before unloading its first cargo in the third week of October, according to Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), as charterer of the vessel. She is the second FSRU to be chartered in by Egypt to meet domestic gas demand. The FRSU Hoegh Gallant FSRU completed commissioning tests and began operations at Ein Sokhna in April 2015 under a five-year contract with EGAS.
BW Singapore is designed to ensure a low environmental footprint, high efficiency, storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic metres and a peak regasification capacity of 750 standard cubic feet per day of natural gas according to her owners BW Group, the operator of a fleet of 21 LNG carriers. BW is also broadening its LNG activities under a shipping joint venture involving Singapore wealth fund Temasek's LNG subsidiary, Pavilion Energy called BW Pavilion LNG. The new venture was specifically set up to acquire, manage and charter maritime LNG assets, including LNG carriers.