Design, Siting and Marine Operation of an Offshore LNG Receiving Terminal (eBook)

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January 2000

Design, Siting and Marine Operation of an Offshore LNG Receiving Terminal (eBook)

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This paper addresses the design, siting and related marine operations for a Gravity Based Structure (GBS) to be used as an offshore LNG receiving terminal. (12pp)

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The world demand for LNG has been increasing steadily and is expected to continue to grow well into the first half of the new century. Supply of LNG to most regions of the world requires transportation by sea in highly sophisticated LNG Carriers. These ships require dedicated marine terminals especially designed to receive this cargo. Suitable land sites to build these LNG Receiving Terminals must be close to the markets, easily accessible to ships and environmentally acceptable. In some parts of the world, these sites are difficult to find or are not available economically.

Concern for this problem has led to extensive search for possible solutions. One of the solutions is to create a LNG Receiving Terminal offshore, on a man-made island. This man-made island can be a Gravity Based Structure (GBS) constructed of concrete. The GBS would house the storage tanks, re-gasification units and the marine terminal. The liquid cargo would be processed into a gas and sent ashore via a pipeline to a power plant or distribution grid. In a GASTECH 98 paper, we described the design of equipment and facilities of an offshore GBS receiving terminal.

This paper addresses the design and siting of such a terminal as well as the related marine operations. Design considerations to satisfy SIGTTO guidelines are described. In addition, environmental data and ship handling requirements for offshore operations are discussed. Results of ship handling simulation on a PC-based simulator as well as on a full-scale, real-time simulator will be presented.

Paper Delivered by:
Winston R. Shu (ExxonMobil)
Captain William H. Anderson (SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 2000


For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Design, Siting and Marine Operation of an Offshore LNG Receiving Terminal (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g110
Published Date: January 2000

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