US-listed New Fortress Energy expects to put its first floating LNG (FLNG) production unit into operation by mid-2023, slightly later than originally planned.

New Fortress chairman and chief executive Wes Edens said on Tuesday: “We expect to achieve mechanical completion of our first FLNG unit in March 2023 and deploy FLNG 1 into operation by mid-year, with additional units to follow soon thereafter.”

The company originally said it planned to put the first FLNG unit into operation by the first quarter of 2023.