A first floating storage and regasification unit for Karpowership-Mitsui OSK Lines joint venture KARMOL has arrived in Brazil and is preparing to start supplying regasified LNG to four powerships from July.

The 127,452-cbm KARMOL LNGT Powership Asia (built 1991), which is a conversion of the LNG carrier Northwest Shearwater, arrived off Rio de Janeiro on 11 May.

The unit is currently in port while a crew change is underway and supplies are taken on board but will shortly move offshore until all final authorisations and paperwork have been completed and it can be moored at its permanent location in Sepetiba Bay.