Abstract for a Technical Presentation on LNG Maritime Transportation and Utilisation to the North East Coast Joint Branch of IMarEST and RINA with NI on 7th March 2019
There is a continuing growth in the application of natural gas for onshore electrical power generation, industrial and domestic consumption and now as a fuel for coastal and deep-sea shipping. Hence, natural gas is increasingly being transhipped in its cooled transitory form of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), primarily via sea utilising ultra large and conventionally sized LNG Carriers (LNGCs) but increasingly also now by smaller coastal LNGCs and LNG Bunker Vessels (LNGBVs) / Gas Supply Vessels (GSVs). Because of these factors there is a significant and rising demand for various frame sizes of, from smallscale to ultra-large, floating LNG reception, storage and utilisation facilities, such as LNG Floating Storage and Offloading (LNG FSOs) reception / distribution vessels, Floating, Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs), LNG Floating Power Barges (LNGFPBs) or ships, etc. To read the full presentation download the PDF below.
Keith W Hutchinson and David C Dobson, 2018