It Will Take Place in Dubai, Pakistan or South America
Excelerate Energy is getting ready for its 1,000th ship-to-ship transfer of liquefied natural gas which it says will take place at one of the company’s floating storage and regasification unit projects in Dubai, Pakistan or South America.
“The exact location of the 1000th STS transfer will be determined by delivery logistics in the coming weeks since Excelerate performs an average of four to six STS transfers per week during the high-demand June to August period,” Excelerate says.
STS transfers of LNG to FSRUs presage the day when LNG will be similarly transferred to ships using it as a fuel.
An Accepted Protocol
“It wasn’t too long ago that we were commemorating our 100th STS operation,” Excelerate CEO Rob Bryngelson said in a release. “The fact that we will be reaching one thousand soon demonstrates the industry’s acceptance of our STS Transfer of LNG protocol. It also illustrates the increased capacity at which our FSRUs are being utilized for LNG regasification services worldwide.”
STS transfers of LNG “are an integral component of floating regasification terminals,” Excelerate says, as they optimizes the capabilities of the regasification vessels and enable efficient, continuous supply of natural gas to the market. They have helped make FSRUs into viable alternatives to land-based LNG terminals.
“It was Excelerate’s vision to develop and implement the STS Transfer of LNG protocol,” Bryngelson said. “We made the intellectual and capital investment.”
“Many of our partners have gained from our experience… We feel the adoption of this operation has helped open opportunities for floating regas projects across the globe, and the industry as a whole has benefited.”
Excelerate says it has has safely transferred more than 100,000,000 cubic meters of LNG to date.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Excelerate Energy with HHP Insight follow-up