Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) have jointly obtained approval in principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas for the design of a new cold energy regasification system, ‘cryo-powered regas’, for floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).
MOL and DSME have been jointly developing this ‘cryo-powered regas’ system to enhance fuel consumption efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions from FSRUs.
For the ‘cryo-powered regas’ system, a cold power generation technology, based on the Organic Rankine Cycle, will be implemented in the FSRU regasification process.
The ‘cryo-powered regas’ system will enable the utilisation of LNG cold energy as power generation by adopting the Organic Rankine Cycle in the FSRU regasification process. The system is targeted to reduce the fuel gas consumption and CO2 emissions of FSRUs by approximately 50%, by recovering approximately 70% of the power consumption in the regasification process at maximum rated regas flow rate.
The Organic Rankine Cycle system itself is a proven technology that has been utilised in multiple onshore LNG terminals for around 40 years. This will be however the world’s first case of the system being adopted for use onboard an FSRU.
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