14. October 2020 - 9:00
Hotel Novotel London West, London
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FSRU Project Development and Operation: London | Wednesday, 14. October 2020

A comprehensive overview of the FSRU industry addressing the technical, project specific and commercial issues associated with FSRU use.

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Course overview

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the FSRU industry addressing many of the technical, project specific and commercial issues associated with the use of floating surface regasification units (FSRUs).

The course is designed for
  • Technical, commercial and management staff who require a high level technical overview of the LNG industry and FSRU development
  • Personnel within the industry
  • Technical support staff entering the industry
  • Technical staff who want to expand their understanding of the industry
  • Students considering the industry as a career

Course outline

Introduction to LNG – what is LNG

Some key facts about LNG, including physical properties, rich and lean LNG, composition ranges, safety and flammability

LNG Global Trade and alternative Commercial Models

Global Gas and LNG Trade

Development of LNG Trade

LNG Importing Countries

The Global FSRU Fleet

Gas Market Characteristics

The LNG Contract Chain

Sales and Purchase Agreements

FSRU Chartering

Technical fundamentals

LNG Properties and conversions

Heating Values, Wobbe, Interchangeability and market specifications

FSRU vs Land Based Import




Port Restrictions

Major FSRU Technology Choices

Regas Technology Selection

Boil-Off Gas Handling/Reliquefaction

LNG Pump Selection

Topsides Layout Considerations

FSRU Cargo Containment Systems

Overview of liquefaction systems (membrane vs Moss vs SPB vs Type C)

LNG Transfer

Ship to Ship Transfer- side by side vs tandem

Hard Arms vs Cryogenic Hoses

HP Gas transfer vs hard arms and HP hoses

Custody Transfer, Metering and measurement

Small scale and bunkering

FSRU Mooring System Designs

Tower Yoke Systems

Spread Mooring

Offshore Island

Jetty Mooring

Gravity Based Regas structures

Marine Infrastructure Issues

Breakwater Design

Port Dredging

Tugs and Pilots

FSRU Designs

Newbuild vs Conversions

Shipyard Selection

Ship Designs (AtlanticMax, Q-max, Q-flex)

Floating Storage (FSU’s)

Floating Regas (FRU’s)

Floating Gas to Power

Niche FSRU Applications

FSRU Construction & Constructability

Long Lead Item Delivery

Typical Conversion Schedule

Typical Newbuild Schedule


Factors Influencing CAPEX and OPEX

Typical OPEX Elements

FSRU Site Selection Considerations


Water Depth

Water Temperature

Environmental Regulations

Introduction to LNG Safety

Historical Incidents and Lessons learned – material selection, layout, stratification, rapid phase transition, other

Safety in Design

Safety Code requirements

Introduction to Permitting and Environmental