Gastech: Unprecedented Opportunities in LNG Shipping

first_img[mappress]Source: Gastech, March 25, 2014 Delegates to Gastech 2014 were told that there were enormous growth opportunities with the development of new technology and improved safety measures. “Today’s growth is completely unprecedented,” said Andrew Clifton, General Manager for the Society for International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators. “We have more ships and terminals than ever before, and we currently have 400 vessels with over 100 more on order,” he said. “Within 3 to 4 years, we’ll have a fleet of over 500 LNG vessels in service. It’s certainly worth mentioning that, as recently as 1997, there were only 100 vessels in service.”Tamunoiyala Koko, Team Leader – Halifax for Lloyd’s Register, presented his risk assessment for LNGC ships transiting through the Panama Canal after the Panama Canal expansion project, which will accommodate most of the world’s LNG fleet and larger ships, and is expected to be completed in July 2015. “The HAZID project takes into account all credible scenarios and accidental evidence such as human error, mechanical failures, communications errors, extreme weather, and other possibilities,” Koko said. These incidents can result in possible LNGC ship grounding, and collision with other passing ships, including large vessels. The study was carried out from February 28 to March 2, 2012, looking at up to 170,000 cubic meter capacity ships with an estimated 100 LNG vessel transiting through the Panama Canal each year once the expansion is completed. “All of the scenarios considered had at most a medium risk,” he said. This risk is acceptable if sufficient controls are in place, according to the study. For 7 out of 11 medium risk hazards, no additional controls were necessary.KH Joh, Principal Engineer at Samsung Heavy Industries, introduced his company’s new membrane-type cargo containment system for LNG tankers, which has received approval in principle and general design approval from classification societies. The new design includes a reinforced corrugated primary membrane and more robust secondary membranes made of stainless steel for improved containment system integrity. The structural capacity for the sloshing load is enhanced, reducing the cargo filling limit. The new system will “increase the transportation efficiency” and “improve operational flexibility” for LNG carriers and offshore floating vessels, Joh said.Choi DongKyu, Deputy Director and Head of the Energy System R&D Team at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, discussed MEGI propulsion for LNG carriers, calling it an attractive way for achieving high fuel efficiency. “The system minimizes the conversion loss since the MEGI engine directly drives the propeller without any energy conversion. Despite its higher fuel efficiency, the system does have a disadvantage, requiring high pressure for fuel gas,” he said. Some amount of BOG must be left in the tank because of the low fuel consumption of MEGI consumption.Delegates who opened the Gastech 2014 technical stream conference on Tuesday morning paid their respects to Robert J. Lakey, Gastech’s longest-serving chairman, who passed away this year.last_img read more

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INSIDE AFCON 2019: Ighalo, Musa Train Separately as Super Eagles Resume Full Training Ahead…

first_imgCAIRO – The Super Eagles of Nigeria resumed full training on Friday after Thursday’s light training and recovery session with the duo of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa training separately from the rest of the squad as they continued their recovery from Wednesday’s exertions against South Africa in the quarterfinals of the 2019 AFCON.Friday’s training session, the first since Nigeria discovered the identity of their opponents, The Desert Foxes of Algeria, for Sunday’s semifinal clash, saw fullbacks Chidozie Awaziem and Shehu Abdullahi join their teammates after both also sat out yesterday’s session although Abdullahi also did personal aerobic drills separate from the rest of the team.With Super Eagles legend and former two-time Africa Footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu on hand to cheer the team at the Aero Sports Club, Cairo, Head Coach Gernot Rohr ran the rule over the team as he continues to assess his players ahead of the clash against the Desert Foxes.Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday to progress to the semifinals while Algeria ousted Ivory Coast to set up a meeting with the three-time champions on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium for a spot in the final.RelatedINSIDE AFCON 2019: Musa, Ighalo Return to Full Training with the Super Eagles After Fitness ScareJuly 13, 2019In “AFCON”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Engage in Intensive Training Ahead of Semifinal ClashJuly 11, 2019In “AFCON”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Observe Final Training With Complete Squad Ahead of South Africa ClashJuly 9, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

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State officials decide to tackle sargasso issue for 2019 on international level

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — State officials say an international meeting is in the works to adopt a successful sargasso solution by applying strategies used in other countries.Luis Alegre Salazar, federal deputy for Quintana Roo, said that the international meeting was proposed by congress because to date, of all the actions taken so far have not worked and have cost the public treasury at least 300 million peso.“The intention of the international meeting is to create a cooperation of solutions that have worked in other countries because the sargasso here is not the same as what they have in Guyana or Costa Rica, so we have to study with those who managed the sargasso in other countries to see what they did to control the problem,” he said.Luis Alegre SalazarHe says that he regrets that to date, solutions proposed and implemented for the control of the sargasso used by the state government has not been successful despite the amount of resources injected into controlling its arrival along the coast.He says this year, the Ministry of Environment spent 240 million of state money to try and contain the sargasso with another 82 million peso being sought from the National Fund for Disasters, all without success.Luis Alegre made the international meeting announcement that if approved, will be used to contain the sargasso in 2019. He says despite brainstorming, it may be possible to take the issue to another level, not ruling out financial cooperation between two or more countries be proposed.“That is a possibility. Under the theory that the sargasso we receive comes from Brazil and that they generate it but do not suffer from it, we can look for a solution that implies the application of experiences that involves an international cooperation to reduce sargasso to natural quantities,” he said.He added that although there is no set date for this type of international meeting, he expects it would take place in Cancun in December or January between the 19 countries that suffer from the seasonal sargasso issue.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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