World’s 1st converted FLNG unit built by Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard for Golar LNG, Hilli Episeyo has embarked on a voyage from Singapore to Cameroon, West Africa for LNG bunkering operations.
The vessel which was expected to leave Singapore between 15-20 October left earlier than anticipated at 10 am local time on October 12.
Owner and operator of LNG carriers, Golar LNG said that FLNG Hilli Episeyo leaving ahead of scheduled date was due to the operational decision to complete LNG bunkering in Cameroon rather than in Singapore.
Hilli Episeyo voyage from Singapore to Cameroon is expected to take between 32 and 40 days.
The vessel was designed for a liquefaction capacity of about 2.4 million tons of LNG per year. It will operate offshore Kribi, Cameroon for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon SA, and will be the first FLNGV project in Africa.
Hilli Episeyo was converted from a 1975-built Moss LNG carrier with a storage capacity of 125,000 cubic meters at the Keppel Shipyard.
With mechanical completion achieved, the vessel departed the Keppel shipyard on October 1st, 2017 to the deep-water water anchorage for final marine commissioning.