OSLO, Norway – DNV says it plans to release detailed design and construction guidance information for floating offshore gas terminals.
The release will cover classification and regulatory compliance, conversion of gas ships, structural design, sloshing assessment, fatigue assessment, corrosion issues, regasification and liquefaction plant, assessment of novel concepts, and qualification of technology, among others.
A number of FSRUs (floating storage and regasification unit) and SRVs (shuttle and regasification vessel) are currently in operation, and many more floating import gas terminals are now in different phases of development,” Conn Fagan, DNV’s business development manager, says. “At the same time, the first LNG FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading) are entering into detailed design phase, and we expect construction of these units to begin in the next two years.”
The rapid development of such facilities created the demand for “an up-to-date, fully comprehensive overview of the many unique technical challenges faced by designers and yards in this segment, covering both design and construction,” Fagan says.
DNV plans to release FLNG guidance