Tech Paper Offshore Tandem Loading of LNG—from Idea to System Approval
Developing and qualifying a transfer system for loading between an FLNG and an LNGC in harsh environments.
Subsea loading systems avoid much of the environmental impact and motion subjected to conventional systems. Because the loading hose is never in contact with the seabed, the subsea loading system requires minimal maintenance and is designed for a 25-year service life.
Requiring no modification for use with existing tanker fleets, the subsea loading system can be positioned close to any existing loading system. This feature enables operating the existing and new systems in parallel—no interruption to oil exportation during field testing and commissioning.
The system is fully piggable and enables diverless replacement of all critical components. It's ideal for medium-depth to deepwater applications, and systems for shallow water are also available.