A world first for Chinese LNG marine platform builder

The Chinese company's upstream services and investment arm has successfully conducted the first ever production of LNG on a floating platform at its yard in Nantong.
Wison Offshore & Marine has successfully completed its performance test of the platform, marking a global first in marine LNG production. Courtesy : Wison
Wison Offshore & Marine has successfully completed its performance test of the platform, marking a global first in marine LNG production. Courtesy : Wison

The Chinese company Wison Offshore & Marine, the upstream arm of the Wison Group that focuses on services and capital investment in the oil and gas industry, today announced its natural gas floating liquefaction unit (FLNG) has successfully completed its performance test at the Wison yard in Nantong, China. This marks for the first time LNG has ever been produced onboard a floating facility.

The company’s services cover the full life cycle of project delivery, from facility design and engineering, to project management, construction, commissioning and operations.

“The performance test was carried out in the presence of classification societies, the client Exmar [for which Wison provided turnkey services] and all the relevant parties. During the 72-hour performance test, the excellent performance of the FLNG ensured all key design requirements and production capacities (guaranteed performance) were achieved for the unit’s operational effectiveness,” Wison said.

The FLNG project is being delivered by Wison under an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract with Exmar. All systems on the FLNG have been commissioned and tested without leaving the shipyard by using LNG to supply gas without connection to a pipeline, Wison said. Conducting gas trials and performance testing in the shipyard shortened the time required for project completion.

“Floating LNG production, storage and transportation facilities are emerging markets with large potential,” said An Wenxin, the senior vice president of Wison Offshore & Marine. “The small-scale FLNG being delivered by Wison has design advantages with low-cost and compact features, providing the market with more economical and efficient solutions.”

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Published: September 28, 2016 04:00 AM

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