FULL SET OF RULES FOR FSRUS
Last November, Bureau Veritas published NR645, the first rules document fully dedicated to Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU). Now, two new documents will soon see print.
NI655 deals with the conversion of existing liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers to FSRUs or FSUs. Particular focus will be on the scope of survey during conversions, reassessment of hull structure and cargo containment, modification needs of cargo handling systems, and in-service inspection programs.
Meanwhile, NR656 covers units equipped with power generation systems that serve as a power resource connected to the electricity grid. To cover such usage, which is increasingly seen as a relevant added service for FSRUs, a new class notation POWERGEN has been introduced and developed based on our experience on real projects.
With this new set of documents, we aim to help designers and operators by ensuring safe and reliable units that leverage our experience in the LNG field.