Maltese FSU poised to net New Year cargo

A small commissioning cargo has been lined up for a new LNG floating storage unit (FSU) in Malta.

A small commissioning cargo has been lined up for a new LNG floating storage unit (FSU) in Malta.

Industry sources say the 174,000-cbm newbuilding GasLog Glasgow will ship around 90,000-cbm of LNG to the FSU Armada LNG Mediterrana, which is waiting to fire up the Mediterranean island’s LNG imports.

The shipment is scheduled to arrive off Malta in early January. The Maltese unit, which is a conversion from the 125,877- cbm LNG carrier Wakaba Maru (built 1985), arrived off its new location at the east-coast port of Delimara in October.

Industry players have been watching for incoming shipments to see when the unit will start commercial operations.

The Bumi Armada-owned FSU is berthed at Marsaxlokk and is capable of receiving cargoes from visiting LNG carriers of up to 155,000 cbm.

It is to be used in conjunction with an onshore regasification unit to supply gas to ElectroGas’ 215-MW gas-fired Delimara power plant.

Article courtesy of Lucy Hine, TradeWinds

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