Delimara FSRU

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Delimara FSRU is a floating LNG terminal in South Eastern Region, Malta.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Bumi Armada[1][2]
  • Charterer: Siemens (33.33%), SOCAR (33.33%), GEM Holdings (33.34%)[2]
  • Location: Marsaxlokk , South Eastern Region, South Eastern Region, Malta
  • Coordinates: 35.8277, 14.5542 (exact)
  • Capacity: 0.5 mtpa[1][2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2017[2]
  • Associated infrastructure: Delimara power station; Delimara Onshore LNG Terminal

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


Delimara FSRU is a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) regasification terminal in South Eastern Region, Malta. The FLNG consists of Armada LNG's Mediterrana, a conversion of the former LNG carrier Wakabu Maru, converted by Armada in Singapore under a $300 million contract and delivered in October 2016. The FLNG supplies natural gas to the 200-MW Delimara power station, which has been converted from oil to natural gas.

The FSRU was proposed in tandem with the power station in September 2013.[3] This is also presumed to be the approximate final investment decision date, since this contract was driven by the state-owned power utility company Enemalta in Malta.

It went into service January 2017.[4][5][6][7]

A Malaysian company, Bumi Armada, was contracted to build the LNG tanker, and after initial delays the delivery date was scheduled for Q3 2016. Bumi Armada reportedly did not build the LNG terminal anew, but converted an existing LNG tanker.[8]

The FLNG is chartered in equal parts by German firm Siemens, Azerbaijani state oil firm SOCAR, and GEM Holdings (a consortium of 3 Maltese companies).[9] However, Bumi Armada owns the FSRU.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 52, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (May 24, 2022). "Annual Report 2022 Edition" (PDF). GIIGNL. Retrieved July 5, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "About the Enemalta Contract". Retrieved 2022-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Delimara Malta Floating LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017.
  5. Video: FSU Armada LNG Mediterrana arrives in Malta, LNG World News, 10 Oct. 2016.
  6. Malta in LNG first, LNG World News, 11 Jan. 2017.
  7. EU backs Malta LNG power project, LNG World News, 12 Jan. 2017.
  8. "Electrogas Malta places $300m order with Malaysian company to convert old LNG carrier into floating storage unit for Delimara | Daphne Caruana Galizia". Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  9. ElectroGas Malta website, accessed July 2017.

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