Floating LNG-focused Golar LNG has started arbitration with BP over an LNG carrier-to-FLNG unit conversion due to go on charter to the energy major.

In a second-quarter results statement, Golar said its 126,000-cbm LNG carrier Gimi (built 1976), which is being converted into a 2.3-million-tonnes-per-annum FLNG unit for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gasfield project off Senegal and Mauritania, is due to leave Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in September.