Abu Dhabi FSRU

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Abu Dhabi FSRU is an idle floating LNG storage and regasification unit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


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Project Details

  • FSRU Owner: Excelerate Energy[1]
  • FSRU Lessee: Gasco (a joint venture between Adnoc, Shell, Total and Partex)[1]
  • Location: Das Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates[2]
  • Coordinates: 25.1609, 52.8766 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 0.5 bcfd (3.8 mtpa) [2]
  • Status: Idle[2]
  • Type: Import[2]
  • Start Year: 2016[2]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


At the beginning of August 2016, the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) Excelerate moored at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi. The 138,000m3 FSRU (built 2006) is owned by Excelerate Energy and chartered by Gasco – a joint venture between Adnoc, Shell, Total and Partex. The vessel loaded the commissioning cargo at Das Island in the second half of July before reaching Ruwais. The FSRU can supply an extra 14 million cubic metres of gas per day to the grid. This is the first facility that allows Abu Dhabi to import LNG.[1] The Excelerate FSRU moored at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi until 2019 when it was replaced by the Express FSRU (see Ruwais FSRU for more details).[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Arrival and startup of Abu Dhabi’s first FSRU" International Group of Liquified Natural Gas Importers, May 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  3. "Energy Research & Consultancy". www.woodmac.com. Retrieved 2023-06-29.

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