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    Golar Power Teams up with Galileo to Supply LNG in Brazil


Golar Power wants to import LNG into Brazil and produce it domestically, distributing the gas to consumers via truck.

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Golar Power Teams up with Galileo to Supply LNG in Brazil

Golar Power, a joint venture between Golar LNG and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, has formed a pact with gas tech firm Galileo Technologies, under which the latter will provide solutions for gas conditioning, distributed LNG production, LNG filling stations and regasification plants.

In a statement on July 2, Galileo said the alliance would help Golar realise its plan of distributing by truck in Brazil's interior. Golar wants to establish an LNG import terminal at the Brazilian port of Suape and use it as a hub for supplying LNG for electricity generation, vehicle fuel and various industrial, commercial and residential needs.

Galileo will supply its trademark Gas 3.0 Solutions suite. Its first order is for the supply two micro LNG clusters, the first containing of two Cryobox LNG production stations, connected to a gas conditioning plant. The stations will produce 30 mt/day of LNG from a mature upstream field in the state of Bahia. The second cluster will be installed in San Paulo to capture and liquefy biomethane from landfills, and will comprise a Cryobox that can produce up to 15 mt/day of bio-LNG.

"Thanks to the alliance with Galileo, we will add bio-LNG to our portfolio and residential liquefied gas, thus offering consumers less expensive and cleaner alternatives to conventional fuels," commented Marcelo Rodrigues, Golar Power's vice president."The solutions developed by Galileo allow for the escalation of the installed capacity by means of modules; this will help us meet the growth of the demand with flexibility and supplement our small scale LNG projects and technologies."

Galileo is already supplying Cryoboxes to Edge LNG in North America, collecting methane emissions from stranded wells in the Marcellus.