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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.

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