Golar and Ophir award FLNG conversion contract to Keppel Shipyard

Ophir Energy has announced that its partner Golar LNG has awarded construction contracts for the floating liquefied natural gas vessel, which will operate the joint Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea.

According to Ophir Energy, Golar LNG has executed, amended and novated agreements for conversion of the LNG carrier Gandria to a floating liquefaction facility. The primary contract for Gandria has been awarded to Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard.

The vessel will be acquired by the Fortuna Joint Operating Company upon reaching the planned final investment decision (FID) in mid-2017. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has the right to acquire up to 30% of the vessel.

“The award of the Midstream construction completes another milestone as we approach FID. We remain firmly on schedule for the FID of Africa’s first deep water FLNG Project in mid-2017,” said Nick Cooper, CEO of Ophir.

Jason Jiang

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