Boskalis’ Contribution to Cleaner and More Reliable Energy for El Salvador
Early 2020, Energia del Pacifico/Invenergy LLC awarded Boskalis an EPCI contract to connect an offshore Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to an onshore 378-MW power plant in El Salvador, which will produce over 30% of El Salvador’s energy demand.
The LNG to Power Project for Boskalis includes the construction of a two-kilometer-long 24” gas pipeline including a 600m trenchless shore crossing by means of a micro tunnel from the power plant into the sea followed by the dredging of an offshore pipeline trench. The pipeline was pulled through the micro tunnel and trench by the construction support vessel BOKA Falcon (utilising, among others, its DP system). The BOKA Falcon consecutively also installed the Pipeline End Termination, anchor mooring system for the FSRU, the flexible riser and spool piece. The construction phase was completed after successfully pre-commissioning the pipeline system. The final phase of the project is planned for later this year when the company will assist with the mooring and hook up the FSRU that will receive the LNG for the power plant.