SINGAPORE-headquartered Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) reports that it has celebrated the sail away of a LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU) bound for Malta.

The sailaway ceremony of the LNG FSU, Armada LNG Mediterrana, was held at Keppel Shipyard in early August.

“Armada LNG Mediterrana is the 14th conversion/upgrading project that we successfully completed for Bumi Armada.

This is the first LNG FSU that Bumi Armada owns, and we are happy to be able to support them as they expand their suite of solutions in offshore energy facilities and marine services,” Michael Chia, managing director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said.

Leon Harland, CEOof Bumi Armada, said the Armada LNG Mediterrana will soon form part of the chain to deliver low-carbon energy to the people of Malta.

“We expect this project will enable Bumi Armada to become a key player in the growing floating LNG market and it proves that we are capable of offering flexible and competitive solutions for a wide range of LNG projects.”

Armada LNG Mediterrana will operate at the Delimara LNG Regasification Terminal for ElectroGas Malta Limited. The FSU will be permanently moored to a jetty and deliver LNG on a continuous basis for the 18-year and three-month contract period to an onshore regasification plant that feeds a 400MW base load power station.