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Golar LNG converts second FSRU at Keppel

Golar LNG converts second FSRU at Keppel

Singapore: Golar LNG will convert an LNG carrier into an LNG FSRU (floating storage & regasification unit), its second such unit, at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. Golar LNG is renovating two LNG carriers into FSRUs at Keppel, both of which will be deployed for Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras.
Golar LNG announced in April 2007 that it had acquired a charter contract for two FSRUs from Petrobras. Under the deal, Golar LNG will convert the existing LNG carriers, the Golar Spirit and the Golar Winter, into FSRUs with the charter contract beginning in the second quarters of 2008 and 2009, respectively. The Golar Spirit is currently undergoing conversion work at Keppel.
Golar has plans to expand its FSRU division and recently purchased an LNG carrier, the Granatina, from Shell for future conversion into an FSRU. In addition, overseas media is also reporting that Golar has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Middle Eastern customer for the Golar Freeze, which it also plans to convert into an FSRU. [27/12/07]


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