Prior to the delivery, the contracts forproject financing provided by Bank of China, Deutsche Bank and supported by China Export & Credit Insurance Corp. were officially signed.
Wison undertook theCaribbean FLNG project under an engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) contract with Exmar.
The barge-based FLNG vessel is 144-m (472-ft) long, 32-m (105-ft) wide and 20-m (66-ft) deep, with an operating draft of 5.4 m (18 ft), and an LNG storage capacity of 16,100 cu m (568,566 cf). It also has a liquefaction capacity of 500,000 tons/year.
The vessel successfully completed its performance test at the Wison yard in Nantong, China, in September 2016. The was the first time that LNG had been produced onboard a floating facility as well as the first time that a floating liquefaction unit had completed gas-trial and performance test before sail-out.
Wei Huaqing, Project Manager for theCaribbean FLNG project and Deputy General Manager of Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry, said: “We appreciate the support provided by Exmar and Black & Veatch during the project execution.
“The final delivery of the FLNG project verified Wison’s comprehensive competence from selection of process technologies, engineering, qualified supplier management, fabrication technologies to commissioning of process plants, demonstrating our integrated EPCIC solution and project delivery capabilities for complicated projects.”