Post-Conference Workshops

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop C – Gaining Market Access To Various FSRU Markets In Asia And Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles

Karthik Sathyamoorthy, President, Galway Group, Singapore L.P.
With more than five countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia importing LNG for their own consumption, and all having their own sets of regulations pertaining to LNG imports and access to their energy market, it is crucial for LNG exporters, importers and FSRU operators to understand the various regulations that could present a hurdle to their business and to determine the best market access strategies. This workshop aims to help LNG industry practitioners:
  • Gain a better understanding of the various market practices in Asia
  • Identify any potential regulatory hurdles to enter the LNG market in Asia
  • Formulate steps to overcome any market access and regulatory setbacks
  • Establish a solid market entry strategy into the various LNG importing countries in Asia

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Karthik Sathyamoorthy

President
Galway Group, Singapore L.P.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop D – Innovative Strategies To FSRU Financing

Shiv Sivarajah, Director of Natural Resources, ING Bank Asia
With the cost of building, operating and maintaining a FSRU easily reaching millions of dollars, having access to project financing is crucial. Some countries, especially developing nations, might find it difficult to tap into the financial markets to get the required funding. This workshop will discuss:
  • Understand the current status of the lending market for mega projects such as FSRUs
  • Some of the innovative financing solutions that are suitable for Southeast Asia and South Asia countries
  • Security concerns in financing FSRU vessels under construction or undergoing conversion
  • Understanding the risks for both lenders and creditors when financing a FSRU project

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Shiv Sivarajah

Director of Natural Resources
ING Bank Asia