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.