According to its company blog, LNGSTS has hailed 2019 as a record-breaking year, highlighted by its industry-leading 112 open water ship-to-ship (STS) cargo transfers.
From November 2018 until July 2019 LNGSTS was the technical and manpower service provider for the largest ever LNG STS project, located in Honningsvag, Norway. Under the challenging Arctic conditions, LNGSTS completed 123 STS operations from 11 different ARC7 vessels to 14 different conventional LNG carriers at three different anchorages simultaneously.
In addition to the provision of the STS services, LNGSTS also developed the terminal operations and safety manual and specific STS equipment maintenance manual, as well as carrying out the required compatibility studies for all vessels utilising the offshore transhipment terminal, ensuring that the optimal fender and mooring arrangements were utilised during the operations. LNGSTS mooring masters and superintendents coordinated all the transfers, in order to guarantee that all equipment was set up and operated safely as per specification and that all procedures were followed correctly.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/08012020/lngsts-reports-record-breaking-2019/