Karpowership has initiated its first LNG-to-Power operation in Amurang, Indonesia.
On 20th September, the Powership Zeynep Sultan began power generation using LNG, after the successful conversion of its first two dual-fuel engines.
The LNG is converted from liquid to gas via a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).
Indonesia is fast-becoming one of the world’s most important LNG hubs, with this innovative project, bringing the first ever floating LNG-to-Power project to Indonesia, requiring no on land construction.
The LNG-to-Power project is part of a gas supply agreement signed with government-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara Gas and Geothermal (PLN), who provide the LNG via PT Pertamina, an Indonesian stated-owned oil and natural gas corporation.
The FSRU, Hua Xiang 8m, is operated by PT Sulawesi Regas Satu, a joint venture of PLN GG and PT Humpuss.
Karpowership’s Chief Commercial Officer, Zeynep Harezi, said, “Through our Powership’s dual-fuel engine capability, combined with the innovation of FSRU technology, we are able to offer a seamless transition to LNG-to-Power for our partners in Amurang.”
“Our investments in the upstream value chain will help us realize our goal of having 80% of our Powership fleet LNG powered by 2025.”