Technology agreement signed for HiLoad LNG terminal in the Philippines
Following a feasibility study that was carried out last year, Vires has decided to move forward with the project, and a separate engineering service contract has also been agreed with HiLoad LNG providing design and engineering work.
Payment under the license agreement is subject to Vires constructing and operating the regasification terminal. Construction is currently expected to start in 2016.
Sevan Marine acquired the rights to the proprietary HiLoad technology for gas and LNG applications and has developed solutions for offshore loading of LNG and LNG receiving and regasification terminals based on the HiLoad Technology.
The LNG receiving and regasification terminal, named Floating Regas Dock (FRD) provides a competitive alternative to FSRUs for smaller volumes, ranging typically from 50 to 200 mmscfd.
HiLoad LNG AS is in dialogue with other potential clients for similar terminals in South East Asia and Latin America. ■