Argentina's Debut FLNG Ship En Route
Belgian shipowner Exmar said December 24 that its floating liquefaction barge, to be renamed Tango FLNG, has left China en route for Argentina.
There it is intended to start liquefying shale gas at the port of Bahia Blanca. The voyage to Argentina is expected to take some 45 days and is being effected just one month after Tango FLNG's charter to Argentina's state producer YPF was signed.
Upon its arrival, it will be put in operation by YPF and is expected to start up LNG production in the 2Q2019, added Exmar. Tango FLNG is designed for a liquefaction capacity of about 0.5mn metric tons of LNG per year and is to play a central role in YPF’s efforts to export the Vaca Muerta gas reserves to the international markets.
Banner photo: The floating liquefaction barge, Caribbean FLNG, is to be renamed Tango FLNG (Photo credit: Exmar)