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Turkey, not Uruguay, will host world’s largest FSRU

Mitsui is sending its latest regasification vessel to Turkey even though Uruguay signed a contract for it last year Mitsui is sending its latest regasification vessel to Turkey even though Uruguay signed a contract for it last year.
By Verity Ratcliffe 3 October 2017 0 27818
Mitsui OSK Lines FSRU The Challenger vessel has lingered at Daweoo’s shipyard in South Korea. (PA)

Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines has confirmed it will send the world’s largest FSRU to Turkey instead of Uruguay, which signed a contract to receive the vessel last year. 

Mitsui signed a deal with Uruguay for the Challenger vessel, which boasts a storage capacity of 263,000 cubic metres, in July 2016. It was intended to supply gas to Uruguay and its neighbours. However, “the project in Uruguay has been delayed and we have decided to serve the FSRU [to] Turkey”, a Mitsui spokesperson told Interfax...