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South Korea to build world’s largest LNG-FSRU

06th January 2014

LNG-FSRU will have 263,000 cubic meters of storage capacity and vaporise 10 million cubic meters of LNG per day

South Korea to build world’s largest LNG-FSRU
DSME has delivered a total of eight LNG-RVs to date

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) on Monday announced it  won an order from Japan-based Mitsui OSK Line (MOL) to build what it says will be “the world’s largest LNG-FSRU”.

 

DSME received the order on 27 December 2013. According to the company, the liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit (LNG-FSRU) will have an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cubic meters and vaporise 10 million cubic meters of the super-cooled gas per day.

 

DSME started developing LNG regasification vessels in 2001 with Exmar, producing its first vessel in 2005 and delivering a total of eight LNG-RVs to date.

 

In 2013, the South Korean shipbuilder secured orders for 57 vessels, offshore platforms, and special ships worth an estimated USD 13.6bn, the company also said.