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LNG Transfer Technology

Innovation in Offshore Transfer of LNG

By Gianni Sicuro, Global Director, Trelleborg Oil & Marine he marine and offshore indus- the future. dustry by accelerating growth, while de- companies to move away from congest- tries are becoming increasing- Lique? ed Natural Gas (LNG) will play livering safe and ef? cient solutions that ed ports, thereby streamlining the supply ly concerned with questions a key role in the future fuel mix. While greatly reduce cost, infrastructure re- chain process to deliver optimum ef? -

Tover the future fuel market, it is still in the relatively early stages quirements and downtime. It goes with- ciency bene? ts and cost savings. During especially given ongoing uncertainty of development, new technologies are out saying that safety remains of para- these operations, it is vital that the high- around future emissions regulations and emerging which will support the LNG mount importance, with manufacturers est safety standards are upheld amid the the dates in which they will come into industry’s transition into a ? exible and committed to improving operational ef- effects of wind, waves and currents in the force. Marine owners and operators economically viable alternative to tradi- ? ciency while always maintaining the open seas. To achieve this, it becomes need to identify viable solutions now to tional fossil fuels. highest safety standards. necessary to re-think traditional ‘transfer ensure cost effective compliance with These new technologies have the ca- LNG transfer in the offshore environ- zone’ solutions, where ship-to-ship and regulations and ef? cient operations in pacity to quietly revolutionize the in- ment presents an opportunity for energy ship-to-shore loading and unloading oc- 48 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • NOVEMBER 2016

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