An modern idea for a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel using storage tanks from older LNG carriers has been granted approval in precept (AIP) by ABS.
The design, collectively developed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“Ok” LINE) and JGC Company (JGC), supported by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, includes transferring and reusing LNG storage tanks from spherical tank (Moss tank) LNG carriers within the hulls of recent FLNG amenities.
By re-using present LNG vessels’ Kind B storage tanks, the potential variety of shipyards globally capable of construct FLNG models is elevated, which helps the forecasted demand for a wider and faster adoption of FLNG know-how.
“In lots of areas of the world, FLNG represents a possible answer to the problem of assembly rising demand for pure fuel with out the necessity for an export pipeline to shore and the related infrastructure. ABS is dedicated to supporting growth of FLNG globally whereas retaining a laser give attention to security,” stated Tor Ivar Guttulsrod, ABS Director, FLNG and FSRU.
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“This modern FLNG leverages “Ok” LINE’s experience in LNG provider enterprise and contributes to reuse of present property to help the world’s surroundings. “Ok” LINE will proceed to make relentless efforts and generate new values to satisfy the diversifying wants of our clients,” stated Satoshi Kanamori, Government Officer of “Ok” LINE.
“That is based mostly on our technical capabilities amassed in FLNG EPC initiatives. This ends in the enhancement of the shopper’s FLNG enterprise since it’s probably an optimized CAPEX answer. JGC will proceed to develop FLNG applied sciences for open seas and nearshore,” stated Hiroyuki Ishizaki, Government Officer of JGC Company.
growth with an extended historical past of working with floating fuel ideas together with the primary purpose-built LPG floating storage and offloading unit, delivered in 1997, and the primary LPG FPSO in 2005.