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Wison awarded FEED contract for floating liquefaction project

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Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM) announced today that Wison Offshore Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of WOM, and Pilot LNG LLC (Pilot), developer of the Galveston LNG bunker port (GLBP) project, have reached an agreement whereby WOM has been awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the project’s floating liquefaction unit (FLNG) which is to be located at a site on Pelican island, Galveston, Texas, US.

As shipping companies and operators look for ways to reduce their GHG emissions and meet global maritime environmental standards, LNG is increasingly becoming the fuel of choice. GLBP will service one of the largest port complexes in the US, comprising of the ports of Houston, Galveston and Texas City, providing the infrastructure to supply LNG to the growing global LNG bunker market. Pilot will employ technology utilising electric drives and air-cooling systems powered with electricity sourced primarily from Texas renewables, eliminating virtually all GHG emissions.

“Pilot’s selection of WOM is in recognition of their unparalleled expertise and commitment to delivering safe, environmentally responsible and highly competitive floating LNG projects, and we are thrilled to welcome WOM as a partner in this endeavour,” said Pilot’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Cook.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Pilot on the GLBP project, as it represents a landmark approach to providing clean energy to the vessels calling on the US gulf,” said Vivian Li, head of WOM, North America. “This contract demonstrates WOM and Pilot’s commitment to providing a world class LNG Bunker Port facility in the US as well as establishing a long-term strategic partnership with the goal of facilitating sustainable development of clean energy while contributing to the global low-carbon energy transition.”

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