In 2015, Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) entered into a joint venture partnership with The Oil and Gas Holding Company B.S.C. (Closed) (nogaholding) of Bahrain, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Samsung Construction and Trading (SCT) to form a company called Bahrain LNG (BLNG).
The new venture was contracted to deliver an LNG import terminal in Bahrain to the National Oil and Gas Authority ( NOGA ) on a 20-year contract. The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) is contracted to TGP.
The Bahrain LNG terminal layout comprises:
- an offshore dual jetty and regasification module which is protected by a breakwater;
- a subsea pipeline to shore and onshore infrastructure to allow the gas to be delivered to the onshore delivery point; and
- the ‘Bahrain Spirit’ Floating Storage Unit (FSU), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) newbuilding, owned and managed by Teekay LNG Partners on a long-term charter.
The Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor, GS Engineering and Construction (GS) of South Korea has completed the mechanical construction and commissioning of the terminal.
Some of the major milestones achieved during the construction phase include:
- Design and Construction of the:
- offshore breakwater;
- dual jetty loading platform;
- 4.5km offshore Natural Gas Pipeline between the offshore project site and the onshore terminal;
- 3.0km onshore Natural Gas Pipeline from the onshore terminal to the gas deliver point;
- Onshore Nitrogen Production Facility.
- Construction, transportation and installation of:
- the offshore jacket platform, built in South Korea;
- the Regasification Platform, built in Thailand.
- Commissioning, testing and Start-up of all terminal equipment.
For more details, Bahrain LNG has its own website: www.bahrainlng.com