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Bureau Veritas has completed the classification of the Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at the Port of Tema in Ghana.

This next stage in the development of Gasfin’s facility – involving the Torman LNG FRU and a Moss-type LNG floating storage unit (FSU), both classed by Bureau Veritas – paves the way for the deliveries of LNG to a terminal in sub-Saharan Africa

The 95-metre long, newly built FRU was constructed at CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard in China and fitted with two IMO type-C tanks. It has ahas a storage capacity of 28,000 cubic meters. The LNG FRU is designed for a regasification capacity of around 1.7 million tons of LNG per year and will be in operation for approximately 20 years.

Kerem Kiper, Vice President of Middle East, Africa, and India at Bureau Veritas, commented: ‘This is a great achievement for all the teams involved. This project proves that alternative solutions to produce and store electricity are available. It opens up new opportunities in Africa for LNG floating units.’

As previously reported, in early January TEMA LNG Terminal Company (TLTC) told Bunkerspot that the FRU had arrived in Ghana and would be ready to start delivering LNG in Q1 2021.

The TLTC operation, backed by Helios Investment Partners and Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), is the first offshore LNG receiving terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.

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