Stena tested jettyless LNG model for DOE Vietnamese terminal
Swedish company Stena Power & LNG Solution has finished model testing of its jettyless LNG solution for Delta Offshore Energy’s LNG-to-power project in Vietnam.
Scale model testing took place at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). Verifying and calibrating Stena’s computer simulations and research lasted for over 6 weeks.
Therefore, the company tested the following:
- the Jettyless Floating Terminal (JFT)
- the Self-installing Regas Platform (SRP)
- the Floating Storage Unit (FSU)
- an LNG Carrier
Engineers from both Stena and MARINA performed various tests to simulate critical wave, wind, and current conditions specific to local conditions in Vietnam. This is also including 100-year cyclonic and monsoon events.
The tests, as a result, verified and calibrated Stena’s computer simulations and research. This is ahead of construction and deployment of the assets to Bac Lieu LNG to Power Project.
Bobby Quintos, managing director at DOE, said: “This new configuration for LNG regasification and storage builds on the FSRU technology, which in 2007 everyone thought was crazy. Today we have a more modular system that can easily be scaled up without having to go to drydock or shipyards. If you are not innovating in this industry, you are falling behind.”
Moreover, Bureau Veritas recently issued an approval in principle (AiP) for Stena’s complete LNG receiving facilities for the DOE project. DNV also issued a similar AiP for the Jettyless Floating Terminal.