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February 2015

Australia is the focus of this month’s issue of LNG Industry. The regional report comes from Rystad Energy, while Bechtel discuss their training and recruitment campaign on the Curtis Island projects. Other topics include FLNG, loading arms and LNG shipping. This issue also includes a review of the latest pump and valves technology.

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LNG in the lucky country
As Australia’s LNG projects start to come online, supply is set to increase considerably, from ~25 million tpy in 2015 to over 50 million tpy in 2017. Leslie Wei, Rystad Energy, Norway, takes a closer look at the Australian LNG market.

Equipping Australia’s LNG industry
Kevin Berg, Bechtel, Australia, discusses the company’s training and upskilling programmes for three LNG construction jobs on Curtis Island, Australia.

Evolving offshore applications
Philip Hagyard and Jean-Marc Letournel, Technip, France, consider the increasing contribution of offshore oil and gas practice to LNG projects.

Streamlined BOG and EFG handling
Sven-Erik Brink, Siemens AG, Germany, looks at the benefits of combining the separate compressors usually needed for boil-off gas and end flash gas, especially for drive facilities in floating LNG plants.

Solution for the high seas
Torsten Katz, Ralf Notz and Gatot Joyowardoyo, BASF, Germany, discuss options for acid gas removal under offshore conditions.

Laying foundations
Alex Lal, Velrada, Australia, outlines the importance of an operational resilience plan for the emerging FLNG industry.

Detect the difference
Geoff Wilson and Edward Naranjo, Emerson Process Management, USA, consider the available gas detection methods for LNG terminals.

A robust partnership
Clemens Hengstler, VEGA Grieshaber KG, Germany, considers the importance of reliable level measurement on liquid gas tankers.

Cracking the ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma
Eric W. Linsner, International Registries Inc., USA, considers the progress made towards creating a framework for LNG as a marine fuel.

Mathias Jansson, Wärtsilä Ship Power, Finland, discusses how LNG is proving to be an efficient means of coping with rising operational costs and increasingly stringent environmental legislation in the marine sector.

Safely contained
Tor Skogan, Moss Maritime AS, Norway, provides an overview of the design, safety and operational features of the Moss LNG containment system.

A call for arms
Joël Fusy, FMC Technologies, France, considers whether proven LNG transfer technology can be applied to new bunkering applications.

Heavyweight lifting: MLA and fender replacement
Marine loading arm and fender replacements are essential to ensuring seaside maintenance on jetties. Germent Veldhuizen, BigLift Shipping, the Netherlands, discusses the operational flexibility offered by heavy lift vessels at an LNG export facility.

Time to renew
Don Polkinghorn, Ebara International Corp., Cryodynamics Division, USA, considers renewal options for facilities in the maturing LNG industry.

Pumps & valves review
LNG Industry reviews a selection of the most advanced pumps and valves used in LNG applications.

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