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Barge-based FSRU undocks

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Wison Offshore & Marine has announced that the world’s first barge-based floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) – for which the company provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for Exmar – has undocked from Wison’s dry-dock in Nantong, China.

Upon the undocking, topside installation has been completed, which paves the way for successful delivery.

This is the first FSRU being built in China and the facility is to become the world’s first FSRU with small scale storage capacity. The FSRU barge has a regasification capacity of 600 million ft3/d.

This is the second project on which Wison and Exmar have been cooperating, following the Caribbean FLNG project.

By adopting a modularisation strategy, the hull and topside modules of the FSRU have been fabricated simultaneously, which reduced the safety risks, improved the construction quality, and helped to shorten the delivery schedule.

Wison also confirmed that it made several technological breakthroughs, including development of its own cargo containment system and cargo handling system for the IHI SPB tanks. Meanwhile, the regasification module has been successfully applied in the final performance test of the Caribbean FLNG project as its temporary regasification skid.

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