Croatia Issues FSRU Tender for Krk
LNG Croatia has opened a tender, requesting those interested in chartering out a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to submit their offers by 14.00 Central European Time on September 29, 2017. LNG Croatia had not told NGW when it issued the tender, by time of press.
The FSRU is being sought for LNG Croatia's import project on Krk island. More information on the procurement procedure can be found here. As well as charter of the FSRU, the company is additionally soliciting operation and maintenance services for the vessel.
On July 12 in Brussels, LNG Croatia CEO Goran Francic indicated the FSRU’s regasification capacity should be between 180,000 and 265,000 m3/hour (between 1.6 and 2.3bn m3/yr) but LNG Croatia said it “doesn’t want to close the door on anybody” and that this could be negotiable. He said the tender was due to start late August or early September but it would be “conditional” as a final investment decision would not take effect until 1Q 2018.
Scheduled start-up is now expected to be in 2020, whereas Francic's predecessor said mid-2016 he hoped for start-up in 2018.
In July 2017, Hungary signed accords with Gazprom to link into its 31.5bn m³/yr Turkstream pipe project, citing delays with the LNG Croatia scheme.