First M-FSRU unveiled

Thursday, 12 May 2022
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GAS Entec, a subsidiary of Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International Holding (AG&P), has completed the conversion of a 125,000 cu m LNGC for KARMOL, a joint-venture between Turkey's Karpowership and Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).

The unit was converted into an 84 mill cu ft per day modular FSRU (M-FSRU) with capacity to scale from 15 to 300 mill cu ft per day per unit.

She is the world's first modular floating LNG regasification terminal and will deliver gas from LNG to Karpowership's 236 MW floating power plant, ‘Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan’ located in Dakar.

This integrated, floating complex will serve shore-based grids in Senegal. The existing floating power plant previously used heavy fuel oil to meet around 15% of the West African nation's power demand.

Gas Entec is responsible for engineering, project management, longevity improvements, drydocking, equipment installation, ship improvements and testing, as well as all commissioning work.

For the KARMOL project, Gas Entec was responsible for the complete design including FEED, basic, detail and production design engineering, class approval and development, supply of regasification technology, project management, test and commissioning of regas equipment and systems and installation work.

In record time, Gas Entec designed the marine-based M-FSRU LNG regasification terminal to include several innovations:

• Scalability: Gas Entec's proprietary, patented RegasTainer technology offers flexibility to scale the capacity of the FSRU up and down from 15 to 300 mill cu ft per day with minimised downtime, allowing the vessel to be re-purposed as power requirements grow in a market.

• Low operation cost: Specialised technology and design regarding significantly reduces the burden on various pumps, reducing operating costs considerably.

• Easy maintenance: Tanks, pumps and the RegasTainer are especially designed for easy maintenance, making high availability requirements feasible and appropriate. 

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