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, USA.
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 United States, 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 utilizing electric drives and air-cooling systems powered with electricity sourced primarily from Texas renewables, eliminating virtually all GHG emissions and likely making the GLBP project one of the greenest facilities of its type in the world.
“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 endeavor” 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."
Wison Offshore & Marine, a leading clean energy technology service provider, is committed to bringing integrated, innovative and environmentally-friendly EPCIC solutions to the global energy sector. Through standardized FLNG design, efficient module fabrication and quality capabilities to integrate Topsides into the hull in its Nantong and Zhoushan yards, WOM provides safe, reliable and cost-saving FLNG solution to its clients.