Cyclone damages Excelerate’s FSRU in Bangladesh

Excelerate Energy’s 138,000-cbm FSRU Summit LNG, which serves Bangladesh’s second LNG import terminal located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal, was damaged last week during cyclone Remal.

“Excelerate Energy is aware of an incident involving the FSRU Summit LNG which occurred during cyclone Remal on May 27, 2024, at approximately 20:10 local time,” the company told LNG Prime in an emailed statement on Monday.

“During the cyclone, a floating object made several points of contact on the starboard side of Summit LNG’s hull,” Excelerate said.

According to the US FSRU player, it promptly notified flag state (BMI), class (BV), and the owner of the LNG terminal facility about the incident.

“Immediate actions were taken by the crew to assess the damage by visual inspection and tank soundings,” Excelerate said adding that arrangements have been made for a class surveyor to join the vessel to assist with the damage assessment.

LNG Prime also invited Bangladesh’s Summit to comment on the matter.

Several local reports said that Summit has halted regasification operations after the incident.

In August 2017, Summit entered into a 15-year charter agreement with Excelerate for the FSRU, and the unit began operations at the facility in April 2019.

The terminal has a sendout capacity of 500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) of natural gas, and the FSRU is connected to shore by a six kilometers long subsea pipeline.

Excelerate’s FSRU also serves Bangladesh’s first LNG import facility, Moheshkhali Floating LNG or MLNG, operated by Petrobangla.

Launched in 2018, the 138,000-cbm FSRU Excellence completed its 100th STS transfer offshore Bangladesh in 2021.

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