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BMT and MSI win contract for Alexandroupolis FSRU terminal project

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BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) have been jointly awarded a contract by Gastrade to deploy an Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and develop metocean criteria to be used for the design of the offshore moored FSRU and the subsea pipeline to shore.

The Alexandroupolis FSRU will be located in the northern Aegean Sea offshore Greece in approximately 40 m water depth and will connect to shore through a 24 km subsea pipeline. The FSRU forms part of the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System, which aims to create a new natural gas gateway to central and south-eastern Europe.

MSI will provide a site-specific measurement programme to record metocean parameters including waves, currents, water levels and temperature offshore, as well as meteorological parameters onshore for 1 yr.

BMT will deliver the metocean criteria study to support the engineering design phase. It will also use its in-house, long-term wave hindcast and hydrodynamic modelling software TUFLOW-FV, to simulate local sea states and hydrodynamic conditions.

“We have worked closely with Gastrade’s engineers to formulate a programme of work that will produce high integrity metocean criteria to support the design of the terminal’s facilities. A key requirement from the client is to reduce uncertainty in metocean characterisation. This will ensure that the design is fit for purpose, but not overly conservative,” explained Robin Stephens, BMT’s Metocean Group Manager.

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