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Karpowership launches first LNG-to-Power operation in Indonesia

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Karpowership has initiated its first LNG-to-Power operation in Amurang, Indonesia. On 20 September 2020, 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 8 m, is operated by PT Sulawesi Regas Satu, a joint venture of PLN GG and PT Humpuss.

Karpowership’s Chief Commercial Officer, Zeynep Harezi said: “I’m delighted to announce the successful start of our first LNG-to-Power project. 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 realise our goal of having 80% of our Powership fleet LNG powered by 2025.”

The transition from fuel oil to LNG utilises Indonesia’s natural resources and reduces the carbon output of electricity generation.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/28092020/karpowership-launches-first-lng-to-power-operation-in-indonesia/

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