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Thursday, 27 September 2018

The Kwispaa LNG project achieved another milestone in its development last week when a contract was signed with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the front end engineering and design (FEED) of two patented At-Shore LNG hulls.

Teekay GP, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners, has declared cash distributions of $0.5625 per unit on the Partnership’s Series A preferred units and $0.5313 per unit on the Partnership’s Series B preferred units for the period 1st July, 2018 to 30th September, 2018.

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Driftwood LNG project.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Gazprom and Mitsui and Co have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the Baltic LNG project.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Novatek has reportedly signed an agreement with Norwegian logistics company Tschudi to undertake LNGC ship-to-ship transfers at Kirkenes.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), said this week that it will publish a new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) this December.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

At Gastech, several Approval in Principals (AiP) were announced for various projects.

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) is to deliver an LNG simulator package to GasLog’s Piraeus training centre.

At the end of July, TGE Marine Gas Engineering signed a contract to design and supply the cargo handling system and tank material package to be installed on a small-scale FSRU to be built by Jiangnan.

This month sees the launch of SHIPMOOR, a new mooring analysis tool designed to reduce the risk of disconnections between LNG terminals and LNGCs.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

GTT has signed a technical assistance and license agreement (TALA) with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD).

Chart Energy & Chemicals, a subsidiary

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Höegh LNG Partners has announced the following changes to the group executive team of Höegh LNG, the management services company that provides services to Höegh LNG Holdings and its subsidiaries.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held a naming ceremony on 11th September for an Arc7, which was jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corp, at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

News Nudges

Philippine terminal

Tanglawan Philippine LNG has been granted a ‘Notice to Proceed’ by the Philippine Department of Energy to build an LNG terminal at Batangas. The company plans to break ground this year for the regasification and receiving terminal with a capacity of 2.2 mill tonnes per annum. Commercial operations are scheduled to start by 2023. This facility will help support the demand for gas in Luzon and contribute to the sustainable development of the Philippine economy, one of the partners, Phoenix Petroleum said. A possible joint venture arrangement for Tanglawan Philippine LNG is currently being discussed between CNOOC Gas and Power Group and Phoenix Petroleum.

Driftwood moves closer

On 18th January, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG project. The proposed Driftwood project will be a 27.6 mill tonne per annum LNG export facility with an associated 96-mile pipeline, near Lake Charles, Louisiana, on the US Gulf Coast. Tellurian President and CEO, Meg Gentle, said, “Tellurian thanks the FERC for a thorough review and for remaining on schedule. We look forward to receiving the agency’s order granting authorisation to site, construct and operate our Driftwood project. “Tellurian will then stand ready to make a final investment decision (FID) and begin construction in the first half of 2019, with the first LNG expected in 2023.”

Newbuilding news

Brokers have reported that MOL has ordered two 174,000 cu m LNGCs at DSME on the back of Uniper charters for 2021 deliveries. In addition, DSME was also thought to have won orders for another three 173,400 LNGCs from Alpha Gas, bringing the Greek owner’s total up to five newbuildings. The price was said to be $185 mill each and the vessels are also set for delivery in 2021. In addition, the three TMS Cardiff Gas orders reported recently were said to have cost $179 mill per ship.

’Prelude’ starts production

Shell’s ‘Prelude FLNG’ commenced production offshore Western Australia last month. ‘Prelude FLNG’ will separate and liquefy the gas produced from the well to produce LNG, LPG and condensate, which will then be loaded on gas carriers and tankers from the FLNG in sequence. The giant 488 m long FLNG was built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard and arrived in Australia in September, 2017. She received her first gas in June last year from the LNGC ‘Gallina’ to test the FLNG, including the offloading arms.

Elengy to sell Fos terminal capacity

French energy company, Elengy is preparing to sell Fos Tonkin LNG terminal’s access capacities during 2021-2030. Under the plan, Elengy will offer its potential customers several types of services, including the conventional unloading of Medmax-type LNGCs with a capacity of 75,000 cu m, the reloading of small-scale LNGGCs for bunkering purposes, as well as LNG truck loading. The sale will be launched next month. Detailed information concerning the services offered will be provided in the information memorandum at the opening of the sale, Elengy said. An expert in LNG for over 50 years, Elengy owns the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal and is a 72.5% shareholder in Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal.

GTT meets with more success

GTT has received orders from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design for two LNGCs ordered by GasLog and two for NYK. The GasLog newbuildings will each have a capacity of 180,000 cu m and the tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex+ containment system. The vessels' delivery is expected for Q2 and Q3 of 2021, respectively, GTT said. Earlier, GTT had announced that SHI had contracted the tank design of two new 174,000 cu m LNGCs ordered by NYK. These tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. The vessels' deliveries are scheduled between the third and the fourth quarters of 2021.