World’s First Operating M-FSRU for KARMOL

Gas Entec, a subsidiary of Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International Holding (AG&P), has completed the conversion of a 125,000m³ LNG carrier (LNGC) for KARMOL, a joint-venture between Turkey’s Karpowership and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), into an 84 mmscfd Modular Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (M-FSRU) with capacity to scale from 15 to 300 mmscfd per unit.

This M-FSRU is the world’s first modular floating LNG regasification terminal, delivering gas from LNG to Karpowership’s 236 MW floating power plant, the Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan in Port Dakar. This integrated, floating complex will serve critical shore-based grids in Senegal. The existing floating power plant previously used heavy fuel oil to meet ~15% of the West African nation’s power demand. The conversion to natural gas represents a remarkable achievement for Senegal’s ambition to be a leader in the transition to clean energy.

(Source: Energy Industry Review, May-2022)  

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