The floating regasification unit (FRU) for the Tema LNG project has arrived in Ghana, as the company prepares for the first LNG deliveries to a sub-Saharan terminal.
Project manager Edmund Agyeman-Duah said: “The Tema LNG terminal aims to meet Ghana’s growing energy demand through an innovative yet cost-efficient, reliable supply. Once operational, this FRU will allow the Tema LNG facility to receive, regasify, store and deliver roughly 1.7 million tonnes of LNG a year – 30 percent of Ghana’s general capacity.”
Tema LNG provided the infrastructure for Shell to supply LNG to Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) under a long-term contract. The state-owned company is expected to sign offtake agreements with independent power producers (IPPs).
The next step will be to achieve mechanical completion of the onshore works, with a 6.5 km pipeline and a conditioning station.
He added: “We forecast the commissioning period to be in March, with further performance testing as the terminal becomes operational.”
The facility involves an FRU with an LNG carrier, acting as a floating storage unit (FSU). This combination allows Tema LNG to receive, store and regasify LNG. Jiangnan Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp., built the FRU. The vessel left the Chinese yard at the end of November.
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