BMT, MSI to analyze Greece FSRU metocean conditions

Gastrade has contracted BMT and Metocean Services International to deploy an environmental monitoring system and develop metocean criteria.

Gastrade floating storage and regasification unit
Gastrade floating storage and regasification unit

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LONDON – Gastrade has contracted BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) to deploy an environmental monitoring system (EMS) and develop metocean criteria.

These will assist design of the moored floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Alexandroupolis in the northern Aegean Sea offshoreGreece, in around 40 m (131 ft) water depth and connected to the shore via a 24-km (15-mi) subsea pipeline.

The FSRU is part of theAlexandroupolis independent natural gas system, intended to provide a new natural gas delivery point to central and southeastern Europe.

MSI will devise a measurement program to record metocean parameters including waves, currents, water levels and the temperature offshore, as well as meteorological parameters onshore over a 12-month period.

BMT will be responsible for the metocean criteria study to support the engineering design phase.

It will use its long-term wave hindcast and hydrodynamic modeling software TUFLOW-FV to simulate local sea states and hydrodynamic conditions. This is a 2D/3D finite volume numerical model that simulates hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and water quality processes.

01/09/2018

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