Keppel to convert second vessel for FLNG role

Keppel Shipyard has confirmed a firm contract from Golar LNG subsidiary Golar Gimi to convert a second Moss LNG carrier, the GIMI, into a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV).

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel Shipyard has confirmed a firm contract from Golar LNG subsidiary Golar Gimi to convert a second Moss LNG carrier, the GIMI, into a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV). Value of the order is about $705 million.

The work scope is similar for the conversion of the carrierHILLI, which was awarded six months ago.

Keppel Shipyard will be responsible for the design, detailed engineering and procurement of the marine systems and all conversion-related construction services. Keppel Shipyard will re-engage Black & Veatch, its partner in theHILLIconversion, for design, procurement, and commissioning support for the topsides and the liquefaction process, using its established PRICO technology.

Full construction activities on theGIMI will start once Keppel Shipyard receives a notice to proceed, probably by November, although orders will be placed for long-lead primary equipment such as gas turbines and cold boxes. The converted Golar Gimi FLNGV is expected to be delivered around 33 months after the notice to proceed.

01/02/2015

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