ABS has announced that it has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a floating LNG (FLNG) power plant and floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) design concept developed by Chiyoda Corp.
The conceptual design is based on existing LNG carriers, which are converted into floating power plants with small (~72 MW) to medium (~400 MW) scale power generation capabilities. In reviewing Chiyoda’s FLNG power plant concept, ABS applied its relevant Rules and Guides to confirm that the conceptual design meets the intent of applicable class requirements.
ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens, said: “As the energy mix shifts and global demand for gas increases, concepts like this will reshape how energy is supplied […] By working closely with Chiyoda, we were able to help them prove the feasibility of this novel and innovative concept.”
Chiyoda Corp. Project Manager, Toyomitsu Kanai, added: “By applying ABS’ robust guidance, we were able to develop a concept that meets operational demands and advances safety […] By basing this concept on existing LNG carriers, we are able to reduce constructions costs and shorten delivery times. We look forward to developing this concept further and expanding the LNG value chain to new markets.”
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