A second LNG carrier-to-floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) conversion for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Karpowership joint venture KARMOL is being readied for deployment in Brazil.

TradeWinds has learned that the 127,452-cbm KARMOL LNGT Powership Asia (ex-Northwest Shearwater, built 1991) has been completed by Sembcorp Marine and will shortly start gas trials off Singapore.

The vessel is expected to head for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to work in conjunction with an existing powership which will be stationed there.