Nikos Katis (DEFSA): Use of an FSU on the Revithoussa LNG terminal will bolster Greece’s storage capability (supply: Riviera Maritime Media)
17 Nov 2022by John Snyder
Power safety and local weather considerations are shaping European LNG import terminal design, specializing in decreasing carbon footprints and growing receiving capability, storage and suppleness for dealing with future fuels
In outlining the event of the Revithoussa LNG Terminal in southern Greece, DESFA asset administration division director Nikos Katsis highlighted the terminal’s pivotal position in offering steady and safe provide of pure fuel in Greece and southeastern Europe.
These had been among the many key themes mentioned by LNG consultants in-depth throughout a session, “FSRU and Terminal Venture Evaluate” at Riviera Maritime Media’s LNG Transport & Terminals Convention, Europe on 16 November in London. The occasion, which was supported by platinum sponsor Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, is produced by LNG Transport & Terminals journal.
A floating storage unit (FSU), Methane Lydon Volney, moored on the Revithoussa LNG Terminal, enhances Greece’s storage capability. The terminal has “has no underground storage,” famous Mr Katsis.
The addition of the FSU provides 145,000 m3 of storage, growing the terminal’s complete capability to 370,000 m3. The added LNG storage permits the terminal to dump cargoes from Q-Max vessels and will increase the accessible time slots and variety of cargoes that may be dealt with yearly. This elevated potential provide is just not solely vital to Greece, however to its neighbours, together with Bulgaria, Mr Katsis stated.
Additional growth on the Revithoussa LNG Terminal will broaden the power’s breakbulk distribution capabilities, with bays to load LNG vans and a marine jetty to accommodate small-scale ships (1,000-20,000-m3) that may present bunkering functionality to the growing LNG-fuelled fleet within the Mediterranean, in addition to distribute cargoes to off-grid prospects within the Greek islands.
Within the following presentation, Grain LNG technical growth supervisor James Hooker described Nationwide Grid’s systematic method to the ‘asset-re-life’ mission for the Grain LNG terminal. Initially developed within the Eighties, Grain LNG is present process a multi-phase mission that may broaden its storage capability by 200,000 m3 to 1.2M m3, whereas modifying and upgrading gear to enhance effectivity. Elevated tank storage must be accessible by 2025.
Mr Hooker stated the CAP25 mission is a part of making a “roadmap into the longer term” for Europe’s largest LNG import terminal. That roadmap shall be additional outlined by a brand new examine that was commissioned in October inspecting how the LNG terminal may obtain net-zero operations and put together for dealing with future fuels resembling ammonia and hydrogen and doubtlessly incorporate carbon seize. This would come with utilizing a marine jetty to accommodate smaller liquefied CO2 carriers to move the captured fuel.
Hanseatic Power Hub director Danielle Stoves mentioned the event of a brand new, multi-phase “future versatile” import terminal on the Port of Stade-Bützfleth in Germany. The vitality hub will initially incorporate an FSRU, which shall be equipped by Dynagas and shall be in place by the top of 2023, and an on-shore terminal that shall be commissioned in 2026.
It’s envisioned that, throughout its first section, the vitality hub shall be receiving LNG, bioLNG and artificial LNG, with subsequent phases taking a look at hydrogen and presumably ammonia.
The placement of the power provides a number of advantages stated Ms Stoves, together with the aptitude to make use of waste warmth from a close-by chemical facility operated by Dow, which is without doubt one of the stakeholders within the Hanseatic Power Hub. The mission web site can also be comparatively near Hamburg and a close-by connection to the German nationwide fuel grid. Q-Max LNG carriers and LNG bunkering vessels will be capable to load/offload at two marine jetties.
As a “future versatile mission”, stated Ms Stoves, the power shall be readied for hydrogen-based vitality sources resembling ammonia. The ability’s shut proximity to a rail hyperlinks could possibly be advantageous to be used of breakbulk distribution of ammonia.
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