Watch: Heavy Lift Ship Unloads FLNG in Argentina
Exmar’s Floating Liquefaction Unit (FLNG), Tango FLNG, has berthed in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, where it will stay and produce LNG for export for YPF over a 10-year period.
Previously known as Caribbean and built in 2017, the Tango FLNG measures 144 meters (472 feet) in length, 32 meters (105 feet) in width and has a draught of 5.4 meters (18 feet). After contract signing in November 2018, the unit was transported from China to Argentina on board the 217-meter (712-foot) heavy lift vessel Forte.
Departure of the first fully-loaded conventional LNG carrier is expected in the second quarter of 2019.
Tango FLNG is the first project using EXMAR’s FLNG technology and will soon become the first FLNG to produce LNG in the Americas. This will turn Argentina into an LNG exporter.
Tango FLNG is designed to operate with a liquefaction capacity of approximately 0.5 million tons of LNG per year.