Turkey’s Karpowership has launched the first floating power plant in Amurang, Indonesia, converting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power onboard a vessel, Kallanish Energy reports.
The so-called powerships transform LNG from liquid to gas via a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU). The vessel is part of Karpowership’s 25-unit fleet with a combined capacity of over 4,100 megawatts (MW).
The Indonesian project is part of a gas supply agreement signed with government-owned electricity company PT PLN, who provide the LNG via state O&G company PT Pertamina. The FSRU, Hua Xiang 8m, is operated by PT Sulawesi Regas Satu, a joint venture of PLN GG and PT Humpuss.
Under the deal signed with PT PLN in 2015-16, Karpowership would deploy five floating power plants with a combined 1,000 MW capacity for a period of five years.
A Karpowership spokesperson confirmed the contract capacity for the floating power plant in Amurang is 120 MW, with a monthly LNG intake of roughly 31,000 cubic meters. The company’s powership portfolio features units with capacities in the range of 36-MW to 470-MW.
The Istanbul-based company claims the vessels are “the fastest, cleanest and most affordable option for a country’s large-scale and urgent energy needs.
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