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Engie renews FSRU contract with CNOOC

Frech energy giant and LNG player Engie has renewed a regasification and storage services contract with Chinese state-run energy group CNOOC.

The services will be provided by the FSRU  GDF Suez Cape Ann at the port of Tianjin in the coming winter season.

The FSRU arrived in Tianjin and started operations on October 28 and will remain at the port until Spring 2018. It has previously provided similar services to CNOOC from November 2013 to January 2017.

In addition to the usual FSRU activities, Cape Ann will also transfer LNG into smaller on-shore tanks which are used by CNOOC for LNG trucking activity.

“We are especially pleased to continue this relationship with CNOOC, a long standing partner of Engie in the field of LNG. This new contract illustrates Engie’s fast track capabilities to provide safe, reliable and flexible LNG importing solutions to meet the needs of our customers,” said Philip Olivier, Head of Engie Global LNG.

FSRU GDF Suez Cape Ann is jointly owned by Höegh LNG Partners, MOL and Tokyo LNG Tanker, and is chartered to Engie under a 20-year contract.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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