Vires FSRU

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Vires FSRU is a proposed floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) LNG import terminal in Tabangao, Philippines.[1]


The facility will be located 1.6km from the south-eastern coastline of Batangas Bay in Barangay Simlong, Batangas City, Philippines.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Vires Energy[1]
  • Parent Company: Argo Group[2]
  • Vessel Owner: BW Group[1]
  • Vessel Parent Company: BW Group[1]
  • Location: Batangas Bay in Barangay Simlong, Batangas City, Philippines[1]
  • Coordinates: 13.661629, 121.050747(approximate)
  • Type: Import[1]
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2023[1]

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


In April 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) in the Philippines approved Vires Energy’s (VEC) notice to proceed (NTP) application for the proposed integrated LNG project in the province of Batangas. The proposal includes the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification terminal.[1]

VEC proposed a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), with nearly 162,400m³ capacity at a site located 1.6km from the south-eastern coastline of Batangas Bay in Barangay Simlong, Batangas City. The FSRU is a converted LNG Tanker called ‘BW Paris’, which was built in 2009. It has a regasification capacity of up to 3 MTPA.[1]

The proposed LNG terminal and regasification project will feature a turret mooring system for the FSRU, a 1.6km Subsea Gas Pipeline, and a 500MW floating power plant (FPP), which will act as an anchor market.[1]

Additionally, the project will make use of a land area, which is classified as a ‘Heavy Industrial Zone’ for backup fuel supply during gas outage events.[1]

VE’s integrated LNG terminal project is expected to come online in January 2023. [1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Philippines approves Vires Energy’s application for integrated LNG project Hydrocarbons Technology, 26 April 2021
  2. "Vires Energy - Headquarter Locations, Products, Competitors, Financials, Employees". Retrieved 2022-07-06.

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