Bureau Veritas issues new guidelines for the conversion of LNG carrier to FSRU/FSU

July 30, 2018

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Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued new and updated notations and guidance to support the construction and operation of both FSRUs and FSUs. The new conversion guidelines provide clear advice to the LNG industry in properly addressing issues that either will or may arise during the conversion of LNG carriers into FSRUs or FSUs, helping ship owners to either avoid or to overcome potential problems.

BV stated that interest in FSRUs and FSUs was growing and floating gas terminals offered operational flexibility, reduced timescales, from concept to operation, and cost effectiveness in comparison with onshore terminals. Additionally, BV mentioned that converting existing LNG carriers offers a fast route to operational availability.

Edited from Bureau Veritas press release.