LNG Terminals

Natural gas is transported overseas in liquefied state by specially designed ships - liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers. At shore LNG terminals, the LNG is converted back into gaseous state (regasified). After gas discharge from LNG tankers, then gas can be distributed by pipelines to clients. LNG terminals have several functions: receiving unloaded LNG from ships, storing LNG, regasifi cation of LNG, compression and transmission of natural gas. A floating storage and regasification unit, or FSRU, consists of LNG vessel which is anchored, away from land in order to receive and store LNG cargo before the gas is sent into the pipeline system ashore. The latest generation of LNG terminals is called GraviFloat. This LNG terminal can be fully prefabricated at a shipyard and later transferred and installed in shallow waters to facilitate direct ship loading of LNG. The GraviFloat terminals are very cost-competitive compared to land LNG terminals and FSRUs. Also, a GraviFloat can be designed as receiving terminal tasks and for liquefaction tasks. The FLNG concept is a mixture of technology from land-based LNG industry, offshore oil and gas industry and marine transport industry

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  • Publication Date: 2017


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  • Created Date: May 10 2018 5:54PM