FSRU of the Açu Port ready in 2019



Floating regasification unit commissioned from BW LNG is being built in South Korea


The floating regasification unit (FSRU) commissioned by Açu Natural Gas (GNA Açu) is scheduled to be delivered in March 2019 by the South Korean shipyard DSME. The BW LNG vessel will make up the LNG terminal at Açu Port (RJ), estimated at R $ 325 million.

The information is contained in the descriptive memorandum of the project, to which BE Petróleo had access. The cost estimate was based on the basic terminal design, developed by CFPS Engenharia.

With the capacity to re-gasify 21 million m³ / d and store 174 thousand m³ / d of gas, the terminal will have as main consumers  GNA Açu I and II thermoelectric plants, whose total installed capacity will be 3 GW. The plants will begin to operate in the port and industrial complex between the years of 2021 and 2023.

The ship’s LNG transfer operation to the FSRU will be in the ship-to-ship mode, where the vessels will be docked. The importation of the product will occur periodically according to the needs of the Brazilian electrical system.

The two thermos are part of the first phase of the Açu Gas Hub, with investments of around R $ 7 billion. The second phase provides for up to three additional thermoelectric plants, in line with GNA’s licensed power generation capacity of 6.4GW, which allows the development of additional thermoelectric projects in the future.

GNA Açu is a partnership between BP, Prumo Logística and Siemens.

Source: Brazil Energy

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