Sembcorp Marine’s Admiralty Yard in Singapore has completed conversion work on a 1992-built LNG carrier to enable it to operate as a floating storage unit (FSU).
The work was carried out on behalf of CNTIC VPower, a joint venture between China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC) and Hong Kong’s VPower Group. Singapore-based Synergy Group will manage, maintain, and operate the vessel.
The FSU, which has a projected lifespan of 15 years, will be deployed and permanently moored in Myanmar. It will be used to receive and store LNG imports for delivery on demand to an onshore regasification plant that will supply power to local consumers.
The FSU conversion included more than 100 tonnes of steel renewal and the cumulative addition of over 1,500 metres of cryogenic pipes.
The platform is designed to offload LNG to the regasification plant at rates of up to 350 cubic metres per hour during peak demand. The flow rate can be adjusted to as little as 150 cubic metres per hour during non-peak periods.
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