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Installation of three LNG storage tanks for world first FLNG

Oilfield Technology,

Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Wison Offshore & Marine) announced today that it has successfully completed the installation of the three LNG storage tanks into the hull of the Caribbean FLNG project, reaching a significant milestone in the delivery of the world’s first floating LNG production unit. With installation completed, the pathway is clear for installing the barge deck and topsides on the project.

The Caribbean FLNG project, which is being supplied to EXMAR by Wison Offshore & Marine under an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning (EPCIC) contract, will be installed off the coast of Colombia. Construction began at the end of 2012 and, if on schedule, what will be the world’s first FLNG unit is expected to be in operation during the first quarter of 2015. The project is progressing on schedule, and is expected to be complete in April 2014 with sail away in the fall of 2014.

Supplied by TGE, the combined capacity of the three LNG storage tanks is 16 100 m3, with a net weight of around 395 t each. The complete tanks were hoisted up by two 400 t goliath gantry cranes in WOM’s dry dock.

Dwayne Breaux, Executive Vice President of Wison Offshore & Marine, remarked: “Thanks to the efforts of Wison Offshore & Marine’s integrated Chinese and Western team, we have successfully completed the installation of these LNG storage tanks on track for another on-time delivery. We are very proud to be a part of this premier project for Exmar and their client Pacific Rubiales Energy.”

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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