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Acu FSRU is a floating storage and regasification unit in Port of Acu, Brazil.


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Project Details

  • Owner: BW LNG
  • Location: Port of Acu, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -21.811314, -40.981673 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 5.6 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021[2]
  • Financing: A banking consortium consisting of Bank of America, Crédit Agricole, OCBC Bank, Société Générale and Sumitomo Mitsui provided a US$232 million loan for the construction and acquisition of a FSRU vessel (BW Magna) by BW Group.[3]

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


The floating regasification unit (FSRU) commissioned from BW LNG is being built in South Korea. It was commissioned by Açu Natural Gas (GNA Açu) and is scheduled to be delivered in March 2019 by the South Korean shipyard DSME. The BW LNG vessel will make up the LNG terminal at Açu Port (RJ), estimated at R $ 325 million. The plants will begin to operate in the port and industrial complex between the years of 2021 and 2023. The ship's LNG transfer operation to the FSRU will be in the ship-to-ship mode, where the vessels will be docked. The importation of the product will occur periodically according to the needs of the Brazilian electrical system. GNA Açu is a partnership between BP, Prumo Logística and Siemens.[4] The FSRU arrived at the Port of Acu in February 2020 and is expected to become operational with the commissioning of the Gas Natural Acu Project in 2021.[5]

The FSRU received its first imported LNG cargo in Açu port from BP in January 2021.[2] As well as the GNA I LNG-to-Power plant, the FSRU will provide LNG to the GNA II LNG-to-Power plant which is expected to start operations in 2023.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brazil’s GNA receives first LNG cargo in Rio de Janeiro’s port, Hellenic Shipping News, January 5, 2021
  3. BW Magna FSRU Vessel IJGlobal, Jan. 20, 2020
  4. FSRU OF THE AÇU PORT READY IN 2019 Brazil Energy Insight, August 29, 2018
  5. Annual Report, GIIGNL, 2020
  6. GNA's 1.3 GW LNG-to-power complex received its first cargo (Brazil), Enerdata, Jan. 8, 2021

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