ABS approves HHI FLNG hull design
HOUSTON — ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the global offshore industry, has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) hull design.
|Myung-Jae Joo, Country Manager of Korea ABS (right), presents Jae-Eul
Kim, Senior Vice President, Shipbuilding Division at HHI, the a certificate
acknowledging Approval in Principle of Newbuilding Conversion FLNG hull
design. Photo courtesy of ABS.
ABS and HHI collaborated with the objective of developing a technically feasible and class compliant FLNG hull design, using the latest industry trends while maintaining high safety standards. The ABS AIP demonstrates the design substantially complies with Class and Regulatory requirements and minimizes risk to project schedules and safe operations, giving regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders confidence in the design.
ABS has been the preferred classification organization for the offshore and energy industry for more than 60 yr. ABS applies its experience and knowledge to support members and clients involved in gas-related projects, including LNG and LPG transportation, the use of LNG and other gases as fuel and emerging offshore LNG terminal technology projects.
In addition, a newbuild conversion FPSO hull concept design is under development, following the same process.
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The New LNG Imperative
The shale gas boom established the US as the world’s leading natural gas producer and is responsible for billions of dollars of investments in the US gas processing industry. Since 2012, the US has witnessed unprecedented growth in new gas processing capacity and infrastructure. This rise is due to greater production of domestic shale gas, which is providing cheap, available feedstock to fuel the domestic gas processing, LNG and petrochemical industries. New gas processing projects include the construction of billions of cubic feet per day of new cryogenic and gas processing capacity, NGL fractionators, multi-billion-dollar pipeline infrastructure projects, and the development of millions of tons per year of new LNG export terminal construction. Attend this webcast to hear from Lee Nichols, Editor/Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing, Scott Allgood, Director-Data Services, Energy Web Atlas and Peregrine Bush, Senior Cartographic Editor, Petroleum Economist as they discuss the future of LNG and the application of Energy Web Atlas, a web-based GIS platform which allows users to track real-time information for every LNG project.
November 29, 2017 10am CST