WO. Marubeni has reached agreement wi th GDF SUEZ on participation in the offshore LNG receiving terminal project in Uruguay for providing the LNG receiving, storage and regasification service project which GDF SUEZ, through its affiliate International Power (Belgium , IPSA ) has been developing, and has executed the Shareholders Agreement. Through the company (Holding Company) incorporated in Spai n by Marubeni and IPSA on a 50/50 basis , Marubeni and IPSA participate in GNLS incorporated in Uruguay as a wholly -owned subsidiary of the Holding Company. This project consists of the construction of one of the world’s largest Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) about 2km offshore in the LaPlata River near Montevideo and providing the LNG receiving, storage and regasification service for a period of 15 years from the commencement of commercial operation of the said FSRU. The Terminal Usage Agreement was executed on October 1, 2013 between GNLS and Gas Sayago created by National Administration of Power Generation (UTE) and Transmission and National Administration of Fuels , Alcohol and Portland Cement (ANCAP) on a 50/50 basis. It is scheduled to commence commercial operation of the initial phase in July 2015.
This is the first offshore LNG receiving terminal project in Uruguay and is also the first time in the world for not only Marubeni but also Japanese com panies to participate in a project of this kind. Beginning with this Project, Marubeni aims for global expansion in the business area of offshore LNG receiving terminal projects in the future.
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