The FRU Torman was constructed at CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard in China (Source: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas completes Ghana LNG classification project

Bureau Veritas (BV) has completed classification of the newly built Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at Tema Port in Ghana. The import facility, developed by Luxembourg-headquartered Gasfin, involves both the FRU and a Moss-type floating storage unit (FSU) for delivery of gas to shore. 

The development paves the way for cleaner energy in Ghana and is the first terminal to receive LNG in sub-Saharan Africa, the classification society said. BV has classed both the FRU and the FSU.

The 95m-long FRU was built at China’s CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai and has two IMO type-C tanks with a storage capacity of 28,000m3. It is capable of regasifying approximately 1.7 million tonnes of LNG annually and is likely to operate for about 20 years.

BV will provide continuing support to Gasfin during the import facility’s operation, including regular checks of its safe structure and conformity to BV rules and international standards. 

The classification society’s Middle East, Africa, and India vice president, Kerem Kiper, said: “This is a great achievement for all the teams involved. This project proves that alternative solutions to produce and store electricity are available. It opens up new opportunities in Africa for LNG floating units.”

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