Trelleborg Secures Yuedong LNG Contract, China

Trelleborg Secures Yuedong LNG Contract

Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded the contract to supply docking and mooring equipment and LNG cargo transfer technology for the new Yuedong LNG Terminal in China.

After working closely with project owner, CNOOC Yuedong LNG, Trelleborg was chosen to supply the project’s LNG terminal with a fully integrated large-scale LNG mooring and transfer system thanks to its ability to provide an industry leading range of products, systems integration and end-to-end support.

Simon Wilson, Managing Director of Trelleborg Marine Systems’ Docking and Mooring division, said: “We are delighted our bespoke, high quality solutions will bring efficiencies to such a large scale project. It’s really a testament to our industry expertise and project management capabilities.

“After bringing on board the portfolio and knowledge of SeaTechnik, we know this will be just the first in a long line of projects undertaken as one company that will highlight and prove the natural synergies we sought to maximise.”

Jie Kang, Equipment and Materials Procurement Manager, CNOOC Yuedong LNG, said: “We needed a reliable solution that would not only stand the test of time, but came with the assurance of high quality aftercare. Due to Trelleborg’s unrivalled reputation and technical qualification, we knew they had the capabilities to meet our expectations and requirements.”

The comprehensive range of equipment supplied by Trelleborg includes Double and Triple Quick Release Hooks with hazardous area compliance, SmartHook® Mooring Load Monitoring Systems with electric remote release, a SmartDock® Docking Aid System, a Central Integrated Monitoring System, Environmental and Oceanographic Monitoring System and a Trelleborg SeaTechnik Fibre Optic Ship Shore Link.

Trelleborg will also supply a Portable Handheld Unit (PHU) for dual berth installation and a Carry On Board (COB) laptop system for single berth installation.

The Trelleborg SeaTechnik SSL shore system ensures Yeudong LNG’s compatibility with the majority of the world’s LNGC fleet, helping to maximise the gas trading benefits of their assets in this competitive market.

The selection of the Trelleborg SeaTechnik SSL system for this project brings the total number of terminal installations in China to thirteen further enhancing Trelleborg’s position as a technical and market leader in the LNG Cargo Transfer sector. It also maintains the company’s on-going record of securing the contract to supply a Trelleborg Seatechnik SSL to every Chinese LNG terminal that has ever been built.

Trelleborg will provide equipment testing, witnessed by the client at Trelleborg’s Melbourne office. Load testing on the Quick Release Hooks will be witnessed by independent third party, Lloyd’s Register. A day’s training will also be provided to the client to ensure the operational efficiency of the products.

The new 10.3billion yuan project is located in southeast China’s Guangdong province. The project consists of the development of a new LNG terminal, LNG station, wharfs and pipelines; and is designed to have an annual processing capacity of two million metric tonnes.

LNG World News Staff, March 25, 2013

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