Argentina's YPF Issues FSRU Tender for LNG Operation, Includes Bunkering Capability

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Argentina's Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) has issued a tender for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), which is set to include a liquefied natural gas (LNG) transfer system for bunkering or small-scale arrangements, TradeWinds reports.

The tender is said to be related to an import project off Buenos Aires, and will see bidders offer a range of storage capacities with a minimum of 120,000 cubic metres (cbm).

Further, proposals must set out a minimum regasification capacity of 500 million standard cubic feet per day, operating in closed-loop format with a maximum send-out of 600 million standard cubic feet per day.

YPF says the facility must provide for expansion in the future and have a start up date of April 2018, 2019, or 2020, with tender bids required by May 3, 2017.