Bureau Veritas (BV) has granted Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd Approval in Principle (AIP) for its newly-developed large scale floating storage and regasification terminal (FSRU).
Featuring scalable storage capacity up to equivalent size of a Q-Max, this is the first large scale FSRU barge design that has been granted AIP by a classification society.
This full-size floating LNG (FLNG) terminal solution offers an economical alternative to conventional LNG regasification vessels, especially for markets with long-term demand. The barge design lowers initial capital investments, as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, while enabling uninterrupted service throughout project lifecycle.
David W. Chen, Wison Offshore & Marine said, “Wison large scale FSRU is a fit-for-purpose facility designed with practical operation considerations. It features scalable storage capacity from 150 000 m³ to 265 000 m³ and a base case design of 750 million ft3/d regasification capacity expandable to fit project needs. Designed for near-shore/at-shore application, the FSRU can also be deployed offshore with a single point mooring system."
BV recently granted AIP for Wison’s 50 MW FLNG power supply barge (50 MW W-FSRP).
Commenting on the FSRU AIP, Jiahui Wu, Technical Manager of BV China, said: “Based on the excellent cooperation on the 25k Exmar FSRU project currently under execution at Wison shipyard, BV is very pleased to support Wison to further develop this large-scale FSRU design targeting a wider range of international clients. We are glad to work with Wison in bringing innovative solutions enabling more countries to access LNG as a clean and affordable energy.”
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