CIMC SOE wins contract from Wartsila for Croatian regas module

Chinese shipbuilder Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering has secured a contract from a unit of Finland’s Wartsila to build one regasification module that will be installed onboard the 140,000-cbm FSRU, LNG Croatia.

Norway-based Wartsila Gas Solutions and CIMC SOE, a part of CIMC Enric, signed the contract in Qidong on November 22, according to a statement by the latter.

CIMC SOE said the module will increase the regasification capacity of the FSRU and the overall structure is made of stainless steel, with ultra high pressure pipelines.

The shipbuilder did not provide any additional details regarding the contract.

CIMC SOE wins contract from Wartsila for Croatian FSRU regas module
Image: CIMC SOE

Earlier this year, Wartsila Gas Solutions won the contract worth about 22.9 million euros ($25 million) to supply the regasification module for the FSRU that serves LNG Croatia’s Krk LNG import facility.

The new module will supplement the vessel’s existing onboard Wartsila regasification system and increase the FSRU terminal’s capacity with 212 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) or 250,000 cbm per hour.

The current three LNG regasification units have a maximum regasification rate of 451,840 cbm per hour.

Following the upgrade, the Krk LNG facility will have a capacity of about 6.1 bcm per year.

Wartsila Gas Solutions said the module will be installed during summer 2025.

Back in 2020, China’s Huarun Dadong and its shareholder Hudong-Zhonghua completed the conversion of the 2005-built 140,000-cbm vessel, Golar Viking, to an FSRU.

After that, the FSRU departed to the island of Krk, and received its first commercial LNG cargo in January 2021.

Croatia’s FSRU-based Krk terminal recently received its 78th LNG cargo since the launch of operations in January 2021.

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