Keppel to Deliver Bumi Armada's First LNG Floating Storage Unit

Armada LNG Mediterrana

By MarEx 2016-08-10 16:31:55

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage Unit (FSU) to Armada Floating Gas Storage Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). 

The sail away ceremony of the LNG FSU, Armada LNG Mediterrana, which was attended by Guest-of-Honor Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, was held at Keppel Shipyard in early August.

Mr. Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said, “Armada LNG Mediterrana is the 14th conversion/upgrading project that we successfully completed for Bumi Armada. Over the years, we have developed a strong partnership with our long-standing customer, Bumi Armada, whose growth we are proud to be a part of. This is the first LNG FSU that Bumi Armada owns, and we are happy to be able to support them as they expand their suite of solutions in offshore energy facilities and marine services.”

Mr. Leon Harland, Chief Executive Officer of Bumi Armada, said, “The Armada LNG Mediterrana represents Bumi Armada’s first LNG FSU that will soon form part of the chain to deliver low-carbon energy to the people of Malta. We expect this project will enable Bumi Armada to become a key player in the growing floating LNG market and it proves that we are capable of offering flexible and competitive solutions for a wide range of LNG projects.”

Armada LNG Mediterrana will soon set sail for Malta where she will operate at the Delimara LNG Regasification Terminal for ElectroGas Malta Limited.  The FSU will be permanently moored to a jetty and deliver LNG on a continuous basis for the 18-year and 3-month contract period to an onshore regasification plant that feeds a 400MW base load power station.

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