Senegal Gearing Up for first LNG-powered Electricity

Bate Felix
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Senegal is set to be partly powered by liquefied natural gas for the first time with the arrival at the capital, Dakar, on Wednesday of a floating gas facility from Singapore, the West African nation's state power company, Senelec, said.

The floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) is the result of a joint venture between Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL) and Turkey's Karpowership, which supplies power from its fleet of ships mainly to eight African nations.

Once up and running, the unit will supply LNG to a Karpowership vessel, which covers around 15% of Senegalese supply and has until now run on oil like most of the country's power plants.

"This project aims to provide reliable, affordable, and cleaner power," Senelec said.

It did not say when the FSRU would be operational.

Karpowership - part of the Karadeniz Energy Group - operates floating power facilities, which are faster and less costly to set up than traditional land-based units. 

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Categories: Industry News Activity Vessels Floating Production Africa FSRU Offshore LNG

Related Stories

ORE Catapult Secures Funding for Five Projects to Drive Forward Maritime Decarbonisation

Hybrid Battery Package Installed on Siem PSV

VARD Orders Kongsberg PM Thrusters for Rem Offshore's CSOV Duo

Current News

Seismic Firm Starts Review of Strategic Options, Including Potential Merger or Sale

RWE Qualifies as Bidder for 270MW French Floating Wind Tender

Drilling Contract Terminated for Sunken Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Aker BP Gets Approval to Drill Mugnetind Offshore Prospect

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News