Golar’s Cameroon FLNG Project Starts Commercial Operations

Golar LNG said it had started commercial operations at a pioneering floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production platform in Cameroon, $70 million under budget.

It is the first FLNG vessel of its kind and is likely to boost demand for Golar’s technology in Africa and beyond.

The Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel, converted from an aging tanker for $1.2 billion, produced the first LNG on March 12 but only exported its first cargo in May, to China, after technical issues delayed a ramp up in production.