First vessel to be equipped with Samsung's own LNG regasification system 'S-Regas(GI)'
- Proved performance and reliability in September showcase, yields an immediate application to the SHI's newest FSRU
- In-house development proves as an important tool to further away from competition; leading to cost saving and improvement in quality and schedule management
Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.(SHI) won an order to build a LNG-FSRU(Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) for about KRW 250 billion.
SHI revealed on 19th a newbuild order for a 170,000㎥ LNG-FSRU received from a consortium of Marubeni, Sojitz, and Pertamina.
LNG-FSRU is a specialized vessel-like facility that regasifies LNG offshore and supply it directly to onshore demand.
The latest FSRU from SHI will be equipped with Samsung's newly developed in-house regasification system, The S-Regas(GI). The regasification system is one of main equipment for FSRUs.
S-Regas(GI) reduces the chance of corrosion from the traditional method of heating LNG directly with seawater and is another energy efficient solution from SHI saving energy by 5%.
SHI earlier showcased the system in September to 19 ship-owner companies.
A Samsung representative said "Successful showcase of the In-house regasification system led to an actual application in the new LNG-FSRU in just a month." He explained "cost savings and improvement in quality and schedule management from the in-house regasification system led to a competitive edge."
He added "SHI will continue to lead LNG-FSRU market with unyielding efforts to meet customer needs such as low operating costs and reliable operability."