First Gen, one of the leading providers of clean and renewable power in the Philippines. has awarded the contract for the initial shipment of the company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply requirement to Shell Eastern Trading.
First Gen said the LNG cargo would be delivered by an LNG carrier, which will facilitate the gassing-up and cooling-down of the BW Batangas floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), as well as the transfer the LNG cargo into the storage tanks on board the BW Batangas FSRU at Subic Bay.
The BW Batangas will then return to the FGEN LNG terminal in Batangas to complete commissioning activities
The LNG to be purchased by the company will subsequently be utilized by its existing gas-fired power plants in the First Gen Clean Energy Complex in Batangas City.
First Gen said BW Batangas is expected to remain in Batangas until it is required to depart for Subic Bay to collect the first LNG cargo that would be delivered by Shell Eastern LNG.
First Gen continues to build on the infrastructure that will allow the country to import enough LNG and assure the continued operations of the natural gas plants in the country.
(Source: PhilStar Global – Image : BW Batangas FSRU/BW)