Burckhardt LNG order
Swiss company Burckhardt Compression said it was awarded a contract to equip a 30,000 cubic metres capacity LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway with its Laby brand of compressors. Burckhardt said the compressors would be delivered to the South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard as part of the fuel gas supply system built by Wartsila Oil & Gas Solutions of Finland. Wartsila is supplying the LNG carrier’s WinGD X-DF 2-stroke, dual-fuel engine with LNG boil-off gas as fuel.
Shell sale for $965M
Royal Dutch Shell said its offshore unit signed an agreement to sell its 22.45 percent stake in the Caesar-Tonga field in the US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment, a subsidiary of Israel’s Delek Group, a stakeholders in East Mediterranean natural gas fields with LNG options. Shell said the sale price was $965 million in cash. “The sale will contribute to Shell’s ongoing divestment programme and allow us to direct resources to the areas where we see the most value,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director of Shell.
LNG Canada changeover
LNG Canada, the Royal Dutch Shell-led joint venture in British Columbia, said that Chief Executive Andy Calitz would step down on July 1 to be replaced by another Canada-based Shell executive Peter Zebedee. The announcement comes six months after LNG Canada’s positive final investment decision to build the export plant near the town of Kitimat.