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Smit Lamnalco calls for revised FLNG safety standards

29th May 2014

Marine terminal service company, Smit Lamnalco, has called on regulators to recognise key differences between floating oil and floating gas processing facilities when new health and safety rules are drawn up

Smit Lamnalco calls for revised FLNG safety standards
There are about 15 projects at various stages of development today but this number could easily double over the course of the next decade

“A robust safety framework is well-established and clearly understood in the floating oil storage and production sector,” said Andrew Brown, Smit group business development manager. “And the industry is now working on standard operating procedures, safety regulations and emergency response plans for the floating LNG sector.

“But this is a new technology and it is advancing rapidly. It will enable the harnessing of vast gas reserves in offshore locations which so far have not proved economically viable. There are about 15 projects at various stages of development today but this number could easily double over the course of the next decade.

“The industry has an impeccable safety record because of the skill and expertise within the sector and we must keep it that way.”

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