KARMOL, a joint venture between Karpowership and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), will launch its first FSRU vessel in Senegal.
The first FSRU vessel of KARMOL, which has completed its building in Sembcorp Marine shipyard in Singapore, is ready for service. Following the naval trials, the vessel will begin operations in Senegal.
Karpowership, which operates energy vessels with a capacity of 235 MW, equivalent to 15 percent of the energy supply in Senegal, will continue its operations with its first FSRU vessel to be launched under the KARMOL umbrella.
Mr Gökhan Koçak, the Board Member of KARMOL, found the launch of the FSRU vessel exciting for KARMOL and reflected upon it as a great moment for the continent of Africa.
Stating that they have a deep ambition to expand the use of LNG worldwide, in particular in Africa, Koçak said, “Even if countries don’t have adequate gas reserves or utilities, the use of FSRUs enables renewable and cost-effective energy. We are excited to launch our vessel in Senegal after completing the naval trials.
KENSUKE Ito, the representative of KARMOL, described the launch of the first vessel as a turning point. ITo expressed, “The vessel symbolizes the partnership between MOL and Karpowership. This vessel also reflects our dedication to generating LNG energy in Africa.
After the naval trials off Singapore, the vessel will sail to Senegal. It is also expected to begin operations in June.
Another FSRU vessel planned to be serviced in Mozambique after Senegal is under construction.
Vessel’s technical specifications:
Length overall: 272.0 m.
Beam Mould: 47.20 m.
Tank Type: Moss
Tank capacity: 125470 m³