Wartsila to develop regas system for offshore LNG terminal in India

Finland’s Wartsila said it has won a contract to develop the regasification system for a planned offshore LNG terminal in the Bay of Bengal, India.

Crown LNG, a Norwegian group specialising in developing LNG infrastructure for harsh weather conditions, is developing the project with Oslo-based engineering company Aker Solutions as the main contractor for the gravity-based structure (GBS).

To remind, Crown LNG revealed the 7.2 mtpa import development in June this year, but it has still to make a final investment decision on the project.

Wartsila said in a statement it has secured the early phase of the FEED contract in May.

Under the contract, Wartsila Gas Solutions would conduct the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the regasification system.

FID in 2022

Moreover, Wartsila expects further equipment delivery of the regasification systems in 2022 following an FID by Crown LNG.

Upon FID, Aker Solutions would also take on the role as EPCIC contractor for the project.

The terminal will sit on the seabed approximately 19 kilometres north-east of Kakinada on India’s east coast, approximately 11 km from the shoreline. It will be exposed to challenging monsoon weather conditions.

In addition, the Wartsila system will serve the terminal and will include the boil-off gas (BOG) handling and fuel gas systems.

Also, Warstila did not provide any financial details of the contract.

Crown LNG estimates that the terminal would go online approximately three years after making the final decision for the project.

In a separate statement, Crown LNG said Siemens Energy would deliver power generation and electrical distribution system onboard the GBS, including all control systems.

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