SINGAPORE – Synergy Group has converted a 1992-built, 126,000-cu m (4.45-MMcf) capacity LNG carrier to a floating storage unit (FSU) at Sembcorp Marine’s Admiralty Yard in Singapore.
The conversion involved more than 100 tons of steel renewal and the addition of more than 1,500 m (4,921 ft) of cryogenic pipes.
Following delivery of the completed vessel to the owner last week, Synergy will manage, maintain, and operate it over its projected 15-year lifespan. It will be deployed offshore Myanmar, manned by a crew of 25 seafarers.
The FSU is designed to offload LNG at rates of up to 350 cu m/hr (12,360 cu ft) during peak demand, adjustable to 150 cu m/hr (5,297 cu ft) during non-peak periods.
It will be moored permanently and will receive and store imported LNG imports for delivery on demand to an onshore regasification plant, which will in turn supply power to local consumers.
Synergy’s work scope included identifying a suitable LNG carrier for the conversion and selecting the shipyard. In addition, the company managed the design, engineering, procurement, and yard oversight process ahead of the final delivery.