Centrica and CELSE have collaborated to commission the first private liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Brazil, South America.
In early February, a Centrica-chartered vessel – the Singapore Energy – delivered 95,000 m3 OF LNG by a ship-to-ship operation to the Golar Nanook Floating Storage Unit (FRSU).
The FRSU, which is located 8.5 km off the Brazilian coast, is connected to Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A.’s (CELSE) Usina Termoelétrica (UTE) Porto de Sergipe I – a combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant.
Centrica Energy Co-Managing Director Marketing and Trading and Global Head of LNG Jonathan Westby said Centrica is happy to commence this collaboration with Golar and CELSE and is pleased to have completed the ship-to-ship transfer.
“This cargo represents another milestone for the Brazil LNG market and demonstrates Centrica’s growing global LNG trading, optimisation and operations capability,” said Mr Westby.
The Porto de Sergipe I power plant includes the FSRU and additional maritime installations, being an underwater anchoring system and a pipeline that transports the gas to the plant itself.
The 8 km pipeline was constructed in 2018.
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