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Keppel Offshore & Marine to deliver world's first converted floating liquefaction vessel

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Energy and technology   Hilli Episeyo

A wholly-owned unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) will soon deliver the world's first converted floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV).

The vessel, named Hilli Episeyo at a ceremony in Keppel Shipyard on Sunday, is owned by Golar Hilli Corporation (Golar), a subsidiary of Golar LNG.

The vessel is undergoing commissioning and testing, and is expected to be delivered in August.

Upon completion, it will be put in operation in offshore Kribi, Cameroon, for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon, 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 metres. It is designed for a liquefaction capacity of about 2.4 million tonnes of LNG a year.

With the global push towards cleaner energy, demand for natural gas is expected to increase significantly, said Keppel.

FLNGV solutions enable operators to overcome the geographic, technical and economic limitations of developing natural gas resources located in marginal fields while FSRUs help reach consumers in remote areas.

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