Drydocks Starts FSRU Conversion Project

25 November 2009 (Last Updated November 25th, 2009 18:30)

Drydocks World Dubai's floating storage regasification unit conversion project, FSRU Livorno, is underway. The project, involving the LNG carrier Golar Frost, will give the ship a storage capacity of 137,000m3 of LNG, which will be delivered to OLT Offshore LNG Toscana.

Drydocks World Dubai’s floating storage regasification unit conversion project, FSRU Livorno, is underway.

The project, involving the LNG carrier Golar Frost, will give the ship a storage capacity of 137,000m3 of LNG, which will be delivered to OLT Offshore LNG Toscana.

According to the company, the vessel will have a production capacity of 3.75 billion standard cubic meters per annum.

The conversion includes fabrication and installation of structures such as an aft thruster compartment, a turret mooring system, foundations of cranes and loading arms, a bilge keel and foundations for equipment.

The project also involves the installation of a loading system, a side-by-side berthing mooring system, LNG transfer system and a process plant.

The Golar Frost will be converted into a floating LNG receiving terminal to be permanently moored offshore Livorno, Italy.