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  • 2018 November 21 18:06

    YPF awards EXMAR a long - term contract to produce and export the first LNG from Argentina Barge - based floating liquefaction unit

    EXMAR NV of Belgium and YPF of Argentina announce the signing of a firm, ten - year  agreement to deploy EXMAR’s barge - based floating LNG liquefaction unit (FLNG) currently known as Caribbean  FLNG to produce and export LNG from the Vaca Muerta source at the Neuquén Basin in Argentina. The  project marks the entry of Argentina to the select club of global LNG exporting nations, with an initial plan to export 500,000 tons of LNG per year to overseas markets.

    EXMAR’s FLNG barge will be named Tango FLNG and be deployed to the port of Bahia Blanca. This will mark the  beginning of a close, joint  commercial relationship that will transform the country's energy matrix. Argentina will  become a relevant and reliable LNG supplier for both regional and world markets. 

    This project confirms the relevance and demand for providing innovative floating LNG solutions to a growing  market. The unique FLNG technology developed by EXMAR is the result of innovative  leadership and more than  40 years of experience in the LNG and LPG industry.

    The FLNG, which will be  named Tango FLNG , is a floating unit with a liquefaction capacity of 500,000 tons of LNG  per annum. This is a tolling ag reement between both parties with the necessary permits and the infrastructure  onshore confirmed as available.  Up to eight LNG cargoes per year will be produced over a ten - year period.  EXMAR’s  Tango FLNG is the first niche scale, barge - based unit of it s kind creating unique value for its customer to  produce LNG at competitive rates. Its arrival on site and start - up of operations are anticipated during the second  quarter of 2019. EXMAR’s many years of experience in LNG ship - to - ship transfers, storage and regasification at  this same terminal with locally - trained colleagues will stand it in good stead for this new project. 

    About EXMAR

    EXMAR is a provider of floating solutions for the operation, transportation and transformation of gas. EXMAR’s mission is to  serve customers with innovations in the field of offshore extraction, transformation, production, storage and transportation  by sea of liquefied natural gases, petrochemical gases and liquid hydrocarbons. EXMAR creates economically viable and sustainable  energy value chains in long - term alliances with first class business  partners. EXMAR designs, builds, certifies, owns, leases and operates specialized, floating maritime infrastructure for this  purpose as well as aiming for the highest standards in perform ing commercial, technical, quality assurance and  administrative management for the ent ire maritime energy industry. EXMAR has been a pioneer in introducing innovations along the entire LNG and LPG value chain for offshore and inshore  ship - to - ship transfers , regasification and floating liquefaction (FLNG) projects around the world. EXMAR is one of the world’s  largest operator of floating regasification units, with 24/7 management of 11 FSRUs.

    About YPF

    YPF is the main energy company in Argentina and leader in the production of non - conventional resources. It is an integrated  energy company that generates a varied offer: natural gas, electricity, fuels, petrochemical inputs, lubricants and agricultural  products, among others. It has more than 1500 service stations.




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