Karmol's 1st FSRU arrives in Senegal
Karmol's first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) has arrived in Dakar, Japanese shipping company MOL said on June 17. Karmol is an equal joint venture between MOL and Turkish Karpowership.
MOL said the arrival of the FSRU marked a major step forward in Karmol's LNG-to-power project in Senegal. The FSRU, which travelled from Singapore, is the first completed FSRU from the Karmol partnership.
Karmol LNGT Powership Africa arrived in Senegalese waters on May 31 and will be positioned at its mooring location to start the commissioning process. The vessel will connect to a powership, a floating power plant, owned by Karpowership, through gas pipelines. The powership has a capacity of 235 MW and has been in operation since October 2019, supplying 15% of Senegal's electricity with 220MW of power to Senegal's grid, MOL said.
Karmol sees the combination of FSRUs and powerships as a ground-breaking solution in its mission to bring LNG utilised power generation to countries with no natural gas infrastructure or supply, MOL said.
The FSRU, which was developed by Sembcorp Marine in Singapore, is 272 m long and has a capacity of 125, 470 m3. It arrives with a supply of LNG onboard and the first refuelling will be carried out by Shell in July.