Universal LNG and Jurong Shipyard, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, have joined forces to launch the new West Africa LNG Development in a bid to address the offshore associate gas needs of the African continent.
The West Africa LNG Development is expected to supply Africa with required energy resources, and will reduce pollution globally.
Universal LNG CEO / chairman Jeffrey Liu said: “By aligning ourselves with Sembcorp Marine’s global leading GraviFloat technology platform, we will make a difference globally and improve the quality of life for underserved people of the African continent.”
Sembcorp Marine general manager William Gu said: “Africa is thirsty for energy, and the GraviFloat offshore solution brings modularity, scalability and a much more affordable solution for the region.
“Africa is thirsty for energy, and the GraviFloat offshore solution brings modularity, scalability and a much more affordable solution for the region.”
“This partnership represents a significant new opportunity for the continent, as Africa will receive the resources it needs to supply electricity and running water to underdeveloped regions.”
The partnership aims to deploy new technology to capture and recycle associate gas, and helps supply energy to those limited Sub-Saharan Africans who have access to electricity.
According to Universal LNG, the technology will capture the gas and turn into clean liquified natural gas (LNG).
The United Nations launched the ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’ initiative in April, which is endorsed by nine countries, ten oil companies and six development institutions.