From the Field
Golar applies for FSRU permits in Brazil
FLORIANOPOLIS, August 24, 2018 – Offshore midstream company Golar LNG has started the process to acquire an environmental permit for its Terminal Gas Sul (TGS) project in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, international media reported Thursday.
The project, which entails a new pipeline and FSRU capable of storing 160,000 cubic metres (5.65 mcf) of gas and regasifying 15 mcm (530 mcf) of LNG per day in Babitonga Bay, aims to supplement or even replace gas flowing into southern Brazil from Bolivia.
According Golar’s environmental permit application, the unit would likely receive around two LNG cargoes per month. Gas would move from the FSRU through a 2-kilometre subsea pipeline connected to a 31-kilometre pipeline onshore.
The company expects to receive the project permit in 2018 and approval from Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels in 2019. Project construction is scheduled to start in Q3 2019, with the unit coming on line in Q2 2021.