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Wison granted AiP for new floating LNG storage and regasification terminal

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Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd has announced that it has received approval in principal (AiP) from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its new large scale floating LNG storage and regasification terminal.

This is the first large scale floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) barge design that been awarded AiP by a classification society. It features scalable storage capacity up to equivalent size of Q-Max, and marks that Wison is now able to provide a comprehensive range of FSRU solutions catering LNG import markets with varying scales of demand.

The facility provides an alternative to conventional LNG regasification vessels, particularly for markets with long-term demand. The barge design provides lower initial capital investments, as well as O&M costs. It also enables uninterrupted service throughout project lifecycle.

David W. Chen, Senior Solution Manager at Wison Offshore & Marine, said: “Wison large scale FSRU is a fit-for-purpose facility designed with practical operation considerations. It features scalable storage capacity from 150 000 m³ to 265 000 m³ and a base case design of 750 million ft3/d regasification capacity expandable to fit project needs. Designed for nearshore/atshore application, the FSRU can also be deployed offshore with a single point mooring system."

Wison claims that it will soon deliver the world’s first FSRU barge under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, and that the world’s first FLNG barge was recently delivered.

Just a month ago, AiP was granted by BV for the company’s 50MW floating LNG power supply barge (50MW W-FSRP). When commenting on the FSRU AiP, Jiahui Wu, Technical Manager of BV China, said: “Based on the excellent cooperation on the 25k Exmar FSRU project currently under execution at Wison shipyard, BV is very pleased to support Wison to further develop this large scale FSRU design targeting a wider range of international clients. We are glad to work with Wison in bringing innovative solutions enabling more countries to access LNG as a clean and affordable energy.”

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