FRSU Toscana Arrives in Italy
Towed by two tugs, “FRSU Toscana” has arrived in Italy, in the waters of Tuscany Region. The Terminal sailed away from Malta, July 26, where it made a scheduled stop necessary to finalized some mechanical activities in preparation of installation and testing.
The unit, formerly the 138,830-cbm LNG carrier Golar Frost, has been under conversion since June 2009 at Drydocks world Dubai yard for contractor Saipem and owner OLT. The LNG Carrier, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries was converted into a floating LNG receiving terminal of the FSRU type, and will be permanently moored off Livorno, Italy and connected to shore through a gas export pipeline. There are only a few such units in operation around the world.
FRSU Toscana has a net storage capacity of 137,100 m3 and it is classed as a marine unit designed to remain at the site for 20 years. The FSRU has a steel mono-hull with four Moss-type LNG tanks, the Re-gasification Plant is located at the forward end and the accommodation with central control room and utility machinery is at the aft end. The 3.75-billion-cbm-per-day (cbm/d) capacity FSRU Toscana will be located 19.31 kilometres (12 miles) off Livorno coast.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 1, 2013