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World’s first floating LNG storage and regasification barge completed

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Black & Veatch has delivered the regasification system for the world’s first barge-based FLNG regasification and storage unit. The company partnered with Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. to provide engineering and procurement for the topside regasification unit.

The barge-based floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was delivered in December from Wison’s shipyard in Nantong, China, for global oil and gas shipper Exmar.

“This is the first FSRU barge to complete construction, and enables Exmar to meet rising global demand for flexible, mid-sized LNG import solutions,” said Bob Germinder, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions, Black & Veatch.

Black & Veatch designed the topside units for the FSRU, including boil-off gas handling, LNG vapourisation and natural gas metering, procured all topside equipment and instruments and provided support during the construction phase. The FSRU contains 25 000 m3 of LNG storage and uses Shell & Tube vapourisers to provide a maximum sendout rate of 600 million ft3/d. Once the FSRU is mobilised, Black & Veatch will support Exmar to complete the final commissioning and start-up of the unit.

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