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Floating Storage And Regasification Unit (FSRU) Secured
Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has secured a critical component of its Port Kembla Gas Terminal. The Floating Storage and Regasiﬁcation Unit (FSRU) will be supplied under charter contract from the global leader in the development and operation of modern FSRUs, Norway’s Höegh LNG. Under the Exclusivity Agreement signed with Höegh LNG, AIE has the right to lease one of Höegh LNG’s state-of-the-art 300-metre-long 170,000m3 FSRUs. The FSRU will be permanently moored at Berth 101 in Port Kembla’s inner harbour for the duration of the Time Charter Party contract. The FSRU has the capability of re-gasifying liqueﬁed natural gas that can then be injected through high pressure loading arms into a pipeline from the berth to the existing east coast gas transmission network, approximately 10 kms away. The FSRU will form part of the ﬁnal port infrastructure design plans which will also address the NSW Government’s planning assessment and development approval requirements. These requirements were provided to AIE last week under the Government’s Critical State Signiﬁcant Infrastructure planning process. Final receipt of such approvals will be an important step towards AIE being in a position to make a ﬁnal investment decision enabling the supply of gas to industrial customers from Q1 2020.
Port Kembla Reopens After Bulker Blaze
(Reuters) – A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours. The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite, a mineral used in steelmaking which was destined for BlueScope Steel Ltd’s nearby blast furnace. No injuries were reported. “Shipping recommenced and the port reopened at 1130 (0130 GMT) and is expected to be back on schedule by around 1700,” harbor master Kell Dillon said in an emailed statement. More than 100 firefighters were working to put fire out, a job likely to take all day, a spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Reuters. Pictures showed water being sprayed from tugboats and fire engines into the ship’s hold.
Port Kembla (Australia) chosen for LNG import terminal
NSW Ports signed an exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AIE (Australian Industrial Energy) to progress with the next phase of the potential development of NSW's first LNG import terminal, the company said in its press release. For Port Kembla, the development of an LNG import facility presents an opportunity for diversification and growth in port activities and the potential for new value-add services. Port Kembla is already Australia’s largest vehicle importer and a major exporter of coal and grain. Source: porttechnology.orgUpload News