Nigeria received a boost in the energy diversification drive with the signing of an agreement between an indigenous firm UTM Offshore Limited, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) UK; Japan Gas Corporation (JGC) and Technip Energies Limited for the start of Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the construction of the country’s first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.
The signing ceremony was done Wednesday in London, United Kingdom.
UTM Offshore is developing the pioneering FLNG project with a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), LNG Investment Management Services (LIMS)
The project involves building an all inclusive vessel which would recive gas feedstock from existing offshore producing facilities and would treat and prepare the gas for loading to offshore LNG vessels.
The facility would be self sustaining with its own power generating plants, living quarters as well as LNG storage capacities and an LNG production capacity of 1.2 mmtpa.
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