The 162,000-cbm FSRU BW Batangas has arrived in Batangas, Philippines to start serving First Gen’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal.
Power producer First Gen announced the arrival of the chartered FSRU in Batangas Bay via its social media on Friday.
The firm did not provide any additional details regarding the launch of its LNG terminal in Batangas.
First Gen recently said it is seeking one spot LNG cargo for the commissioning of its FSRU-based LNG import terminal.
The delivery window is from August 1 to September 30, 2023, it said.
Due to a delay in the completion of the LNG import facility, BW LNG, a unit of the Singapore-based gas giant BW, and First Gen agreed in June last year to push back the delivery date of the FSRU from the first quarter of 2023 to the end of the second quarter or early in the third quarter 2023.
First Gen and BW LNG also agreed to rename BW Paris to BW Batangas ahead of the launch of the Batangas LNG import terminal in 2023.
Prior to arriving in Batangas, the FSRU underwent modifications at the MMHE Shipyard in Johor, Malaysia, according to BW LNG.
In 2021, First Gen awarded the five-year FSRU contract to BW, as it looks to replace declining volumes from the Malampaya gas field.
BW’s converted FSRU will serve the import facility at First Gen’s existing Batangas energy complex.
It will provide LNG storage and regasification services to First Gen’s existing and planned gas-fired power plants and other third-party terminal users.
This will be the second LNG import facility in the Philippines as Singapore’s LNG firm AG&P kicked off commissioning activities in April at the first import terminal in the Philippines following the arrival of the 137,500-cbm FSU Ish at the terminal’s jetty in Batangas Bay.