FSRU arrives at NFE’s Barcarena terminal in Brazil

The 160,000-cbm FSRU, Energos Celsius, has arrived at New Fortress Energy’s terminal in Barcarena, Brazil following a trip from Singapore.

The converted FSRU, owned by Apollo’s Energos Infrastructure, left Seatrium’s yard in Singapore in December last year.

US LNG player NFE announced the arrival of the unit in Barcarena, Para state, Brazil, in a social media post on Friday.

According to Wes Edens-led NFE, the Barcarena terminal is the first regasification terminal in the North of Brazil and will serve as the sole natural gas supply source for this region, bringing “cleaner and more affordable” energy to the Amazon.

NFE did not provide further information.

It appears that the FSRU is laden.

The 2013-built vessel, previously known as Golar Celsius, is on long-term charter to NFE in Brazil.

Energos Celsius has a nominal regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic
feet per day (mmscfd), up to a maximum capacity of 1,000 mmscfd.

Barcarena terminal and power plant

NFE said in August last year it completed the 3 mtpa Barcarena terminal worth about $700 million and the firm planned to ship first gas supplies to Norsk Hydro at the end of 2023.

Besides an FSRU, the terminal located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Para includes a jetty, a three kilometers long pipeline, and a gas conditioning station that will initially serve Norsk Hydro.

In December 2021, NFE and Norsk Hydro finalized a 15-year deal to supply regasified LNG to the Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil.

NFE is also also building the 605 MW Barcarena power plant and this facility will also receive regasified LNG from the Barcarena terminal and deliver power under 25-year power purchase agreements linked to JKM.

In November, NFE secured financing to complete construction of the Barcarena power plant, which is more than 37 percent complete.

The power plant, located adjacent to NFE’s LNG import terminal, is “on schedule” to start operations in the third quarter of 2025 under a 25-year PPA with several electricity distribution companies in Brazil, it previously said.

Besides the Barcarena facility, NFE said in November that its LNG import terminal in Santa Catarina, Brazil would start commercial operations in January 2024.

NFE has executed a definitive deal to charter the 138,250-cbm FSRU Energos Winter from Brazil’s state-owned energy firm Petrobras starting in December 2023.

This FSRU, also owned by Energos Infrastructure, will serve the Santa Catarina terminal.

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