Total inked an agreement for the development of an LNG import floating terminal in Benin; the FSRUs are a better investment for an oil and gas company, in comparison to LNG carriers, as Drewry previously stated. Therefore, in order to take advantage of a FSRU’s benefits, one has to get an insight on how it works.
According to Total, the vessels carrying LNG moor alongside the FSRU. Hard loading arms or cryogenic hoses transfer the LNG from the LNG carrier to the FSRU. The LNG is temporarily stores in the FSRU before being regasified. The, it is exported to onshore facilities through a high-pressure gas pipeline.
Also, the regasification trains are transforming the LNG at – 160°C to gas at high pressure. Then, HP gas export manifold is transferring gas to loading arms on jetty.
The seawater pumps are used for pumping seawater to re-gas trains in order to heat up the LNG and regasify it. Concluding, the cryogenic flexible hoses or loading arms are responsible for receiving the LNG.
In the meantime, Bureau Veritas issued new FSU notations and guidelines for the conversion of existing LNG carriers to FSRUs/FSUs. The guidelines provide advice and recommendations to the LNG industry on how to cope with issues arising from the conversion of LNG carriers to FSRUs or FSUs.