Keppel set to deliver first FLNG conversion

Keppel Shipyard will soon deliver the world’s first converted Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV), Hilli Episeyo, to Golar LNG. Upon its completion, the FLNGV will be put in operation offshore Kribi, Cameroon for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon SA, and will be the first FLNGV project in Africa Keppel Shipyard will soon deliver the world’s first converted Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV), Hilli Episeyo, to Golar LNG. Upon its completion, the FLNGV will be put in operation offshore Kribi, Cameroon for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon SA, and will be the first FLNGV project in Africa

JULY 3, 2017 — Singapore's Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), will soon deliver the world's first converted Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV).

Owned by Golar Hilli Corporation (Golar), a subsidiary of Golar LNG Ltd., the vessel was named Hilli Episeyo at a ceremony in Keppel Shipyard yesterday. Upon its completion, the FLNGV will be put in operation offshore Kribi, Cameroon for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon SA, and will be the first FLNGV project in Africa.

"We are proud to be able to deliver the world's first FLNGV conversion in partnership with Golar LNG within three years and with a commendable safety record," said Mr Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel O&M. "By combining our expertise from a variety of complex offshore conversion projects and our capabilities in executing LNG-related EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects, we are able to offer innovative and reliable floating liquefaction solutions to meet the growing midstream needs of the LNG industry.

"Compared to newbuilds, converted FLNGVs are significantly more cost-effective and faster to market, without compromising safety and processing capabilities. With the experience gained from this first FLNGV conversion project, we are in a unique position to provide customers with reliable end-to-end solutions for the EPC and commissioning of FLNGV as well as FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) conversions."

Hilli Episeyo was converted from a 1975 built Moss LNG carrier with a storage capacity of 125,000 cu.m. Sponsons have been added on both sides of the hull to house the topside equipment comprising of pre-treatment systems, four PRICO single mixed refrigerant liquefaction trains, boil-off gas compression and offloading equipment.

The Hilli Episeyo is designed for a liquefaction capacity of about 2.4 million tonnes of LNG a year.

Mr. Oscar Spieler, CEO of Golar LNG said, "Being at its final leg towards completion, Hilli Episeyo represents a game changer in the LNG industry with its fast track, low cost project execution. The development of this FLNGV positions us as forerunners in providing offshore liquefaction solutions to meet the growing demand for liquefied natural gas.

"We are uniquely positioned to take on projects also in a low commodity price environment and determined to enable unlocking of reserves from remote, marginal and stranded gas fields."

HILLI EPISEYO

• Length overall: 294 m
• Breadth: 62.6 m
• Storage capacity: 125,000 cu.m
• 37,000 tons of new steel and equipment added
• 206.3 m long 10.5 m wide sponsons added on each side
• 8,900 tonnes of added steel works including new sponsons, topside and mooring structures
• 9,000 tonnes of process equipment installed
• 1.800 km of cables pulled onboard which equates to going around Singapore more than nine times

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