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Jebel Ali LNG Import Terminal

Upgraded FSRU to Meet Dubai’s Rising Energy Demand.

At a Glance

FSRU Explorer expands Jebel Ali Terminal’s capacity to help meet Dubai’s increasing demand for natural gas.



Project Role

Strategic Partner, FSRU Upgrade, Commissioning


Dubai, UAE


Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP)

DUSUP’s Jebel Ali LNG Import Terminal has been importing LNG via an FSRU since 2010 but needed to expand its capacity to meet Dubai’s increasing demand for natural gas. DUSUP partnered with Excelerate Energy in 2015 to provide a more capable FSRU.

Excelerate upgraded its existing FSRU, the Explorer, built in 2008, to be one of the most fuel-efficient and capable ships of its kind in the world. Excelerate has enhanced the Explorer with the following advanced features:

  • New HP vaporizers and HP pumps to increase regasification send-out capacity from 690 MMscf/d to 960 MMscf/d.
  • A dual-fuel diesel generator power module for more fuel-efficient power generation.
  • The addition of the world’s first LNG bunker port through an FSRU.

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