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KHI awarded AiP for floating LNG power plant

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd has announced that it has been awarded approval in principle (AiP) from DNV GL for its floating LNG power plant equipped with its own gas turbine (combined cycle power plant (CCPP) model).

This approval based on DNV GL’s ‘Gas Power Plant’ rules, which were introduced last year.

The LNG floating power plant is an integrated system in which LNG fuel tanks, the LNG regasification unit, power generation equipment and switchyard are all outfitted on the hull. Kawasaki claims that the facility is towed on the sea or river and then moored at the installation site, where it generates power on the hull that is then supplied to the onshore power grid.

Kawasaki believes that demand for this type of power plant is expected to be strong in countries where demand for electricity is rapidly increasing. This includes areas such as in Southeast Asia, especially on islands or in locations where it is difficult to secure stable power sources, as well as in areas with geographical problems such as lack of land for constructing onshore power plants.

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