(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the world increasingly looks to natural gas as a low-pollution source of energy, the entire LNG value chain stands to benefit. Technologies closing the gap between LNG carriers and the on-shore distribution infrastructure are burgeoning. In this issue you will learn about an ingenious ship-to-shore LNG transfer platform that simplifies the delivery of liquefied natural gas in smaller ports. FSRUs, crucial for returning LNG to its gaseous state, are in great demand around the world as an inexpensive alternative to land-based gasification stations. The DNVGL new FSRU class rules, based on feedback from customers, offer owners and operators more flexibility, more options, and more convenience, for example through extended dry-docking periods enabled by underwater inspection.
The market outlook draws an optimistic picture, with a few cautionary notes, of course. DNV GL is doing everything they can to support positive developments and give well-founded advice. Facilitating communication between project partners is of utmost importance as technologies and regulations get more complex. BW LNG, for example, was able to bring the best ideas to the table by cultivating an open dialogue between its partners in several newbuilding projects, and the LNGreen project achieved the best combination of current technology by taking a new approach to knowledge-sharing.
- Ice-cold cargo makes red-hot headlines
- Keeping pace with a changing industry
- Flexibility for changing markets
- Ask the FSRU experts
- Ships for the long haul
- Towards zero emissions: environmental outlook
- The path to digital classification
- The link that is no longer missing
- MRV and DCS: on track for greener shipping
- LNGreen: sharing the way
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