Golar’s floating storage and regasification unit that is supplying the Sergipe power plant in Brazil has recently received another cargo of LNG via a ship-to-ship transfer.
The third STS LNG transfer has taken place from May 22-24 between the FSRU Golar Nanook and LNG carrier Excalibur, according to Golar Power that operates the Sergipe power project.
Belgian-flagged Excalibur owned by a venture of Exmar and Excelerate delivered the cargo from Argentina’s Tango FLNG facility in Bahia Blanca.
Golar Power is a joint venture consisting of Golar LNG and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.
The 170,000 cubic meters Golar Nanook is under a 26-year contract with the Brazilan power project operator Celse, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Golar Power and EBrasil Electricidade do Brasil.
The Sergipe development that includes the regasification terminal and the 1.5GW plant in Porto de Sergipe is Brazil’s first private-sector LNG-to-power project.
It started commercial operations in March this year following the approval of the Brazilian power regulator.
In 2015 the project was awarded 25-year 1.5 GW power purchase agreements at a government promoted power auction.
The power station will deliver electricity to a pool of 26 power distribution companies across the country until December 2044.