The world’s largest floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) has arrived in Hong Kong, where it is expected to help meet the city’s growing energy needs.
The Bauhinia spirit, with a length of 345 meters and a storage capacity of 263,000 m3 LNG, arrived at South Cheung Chau Anchorage on Thursday. The FSRU is scheduled to undergo inspections and port clearance procedures before sailing to the offshore LNG terminal east of the Soko Islands next week for the project’s final commissioning.
The FSRU, Hong Kong’s first, will be used to receive, store and regasify LNG, allowing Hong Kong to diversify its natural gas supply and allowing the city to source natural gas at competitive prices.
The LNG terminal is to be operated by Hong Kong LNG Terminal Limited, a joint venture between CLP Power and HK Electric, with the construction of a ship pier and two subsea gas pipelines already completed.
Commissioning of the equipment is currently underway and the terminal is expected to be operational in mid-2023.