Ghana's FRU and FSU classified
The Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) has been inspected and classified in sheltered waters at Tema port, Ghana, by Bureau Veritas (BV). The unit is combined with a floating storage unit (FSU) for the delivery of gas to onshore consumers.
The 95 m long, newly built FRU was constructed at CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard in China and fitted with two IMO type-C tanks. It has a storage capacity of 28,000 cbm.
This 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 first deliveries of LNG to a terminal in sub-Saharan Africa and will contribute to meeting Ghana’s growing cleaner energy demand.
The volume that Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) will be taking is equivalent to circa 1,300 MW of combined cycle power plant capacity. (cd)