Excelerate Energy L.P. has announced that its floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) the Exemplar has begun operations in Bahia Blanca, a port city located 400 miles south of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
The Exemplar, with a storage capacity of 150 900 m3, will deliver LNG for the 2021 winter season in Argentina, providing reliability and stability to the country’s energy system despite operating in the challenging conditions of the South Atlantic.
“We are excited to return to Bahia Blanca and continue our partnership with IEASA and YPF to deliver an energy solution that is flexible, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly during a critical period of peak demand,” said Daniel Bustos, Excelerate’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are confident the Exemplar can perform again with our local Argentine crew to support the country’s energy transition and post-COVID economic recovery this winter.”
The return of Excelerate’s FSRU comes after the company recently won an international, competitive tender for seasonal regasification service in Bahia Blanca. Excelerate developed the Bahia Blanca GasPort, South America’s first LNG import terminal in 2008 and has also operated GNL Escobar, an LNG import terminal along the Paraná River, since 2011.
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