Wison Offshore & Marine completed the installation of the three LNG storage tanks into the hull of the Caribbean FLNG project, reaching a significant milestone in the delivery of the world’s first floating LNG production unit.

With this major activity completed, the pathway is clear for installing the barge deck and topsides on the project.

The Caribbean FLNG project, being supplied to EXMAR by Wison Offshore & Marine under an EPCIC contract, will be installed off the coast of Colombia.  The project started fabrication at the end of 2012 and is planned to be in operation the first quarter of 2015 as the world’s-first FLNG vessel. The project is progressing on schedule, and expected to be mechanically complete in April 2014 with sail away in the fall of 2014.

Supplied by TGE, the combined capacity of the three LNG storage tanks is 16,100 cubic meters, with a net weight of around 395 tonnes each. The complete tanks were hoisted by two 400-tonne goliath gantry cranes in WOM’s dry dock.

Dwayne Breaux, Executive Vice President of Wison Offshore & Marine, said, “Thanks to the efforts of Wison Offshore & Marine’s integrated Chinese and Western team, we have successfully completed the installation of these LNG storage tanks on track for another on time delivery. We are very proud to be a part of this premier project for Exmar and their client Pacific Rubiales Energy.”

About Wison Offshore & Marine:

Wison Offshore & Marine is the upstream oil and gas division of the Wison Group. The company’s services cover the full life cycle of project delivery, from facility design and engineering, to project management, construction, commissioning and operations. This expertise can be applied to all types of oil and gas developments including offshore LNG applications and facilities, fixed platforms and modules, marine and offshore support vessels, mooring systems, offshore lifting equipment, and complete floating production and drilling systems such as TLPs, Spars, Semisubmersibles, and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. Wison Offshore & Marine is capable of executing engineering and design activities out of its headquarters in Shanghai, China, as well as Houston, Texas, USA, and perform fabrication of facilities from its two world-class yards in Nantong and Zhoushan, China.