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Case Study: Tema LNG

Project Summary

TEMA LNG project has been developed by a consortium led by Helios private investment firm, and Gasfin, an independent developer, owner and manager mid-scale of LNG infrastructures.

It comprises of a dedicated floating regasification unit (FRU), and a separate floating LNG storage unit (FSU).

With a capacity to receive, regasify, store and deliver around 1.7 mil. Tonnes of LNG a year, it makes Ghana the first sub-Saharan African country to import LNG. This is a significant project for both Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa in making more easily transmittable LNG available, as the continent forecasts growing gas demand for power generation.

AqualisBraemar LOC (‘ABL’), formerly LOC Group, were appointed by Gasfin to the project in 2019 to provide Marine Warranty Survey (‘MWS’) services for the TEMA LNG IMPORT TERMINAL in Ghana.

Scope of Work

The scope of work involved:

  • Harbour infrastructure construction in Tema, Ghana
  • Transportation of the newly built FRU from Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai to Tema
  • Installation of the subsea export pipeline and the mooring of the FSU

Construction started in 2019 with commissioning in summer 2021.

Key Features of the Project

“The project proves ABL’s capabilities in providing world-class MWS services to support the development of the LNG sector all over the world. It in particular reflects our ability and reputation in supporting the increasing number of mid-scale LNG projects which continue to arise.”

Sergio Leone, MWS Project Manager and Business Development Manager

AqualisBraemar’s Ports and Harbours department, prior to joining with LOC group, also provided marine design consultancy support for Gasfin and AECOM over a two-year period, supporting the FRU, FSU and LNGCs. Services included mooring design work and ship manoeuvring simulations.