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IHI receives LNG tank order from Wison

LNG Industry,

IHI Corp. (IHI) received an order from Wison Group of China for two IHI self-supporting, prismatic shape, IMO type B (IHI-SPB) LNG tanks to be installed on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).

The 12 500 m3 capacity tanks will be constructed at the IHI’s Aichi Works and delivered at Wison’s Nantong shipyard in the second half of 2015 prior to installation on the FSRU, which will be operated by the joint venture of Exmar BV and Pacific Rubiales Energy, Ltd.

IHI-SPB features no sloshing technology, which enables any level loading of LNG inside the tank offshore. It also has a flat upper deck, which enables installation of the topside plants on the upper deck. The tanks are most suited to use in floating LNG (FLNG) and FSRU. They are required to stay offshore and operate safely for long years without dry docking.

IHI said that it was ready to accommodate increased demand for SPB tanks over the coming years. To facilitate this, it introduced the automated aluminum fabrication facility at its Aichi Works.


Figure 1: Floating vessel similar to FSRU (provided by Wison).


Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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