Over the past years Delfin has cooperated with Samsung Heavy Industries and Black&Veatch for the development of Newbuild FLNG designs.
The parties successfully completed a FEED study and subsequent post-FEED optimization work. In parallel the partners have been developing a Term Sheet for a Lump-Sum, Turnkey Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Integration and Commissioning contract (“LSTK EPCIC”) for the construction and completion of the Newbuild FLNG Vessel, which is being completed into a full Contract in early 2023.
The Delfin Newbuild FLNG Vessel uses gas turbine driven technology and air-cooling for both liquefaction, process and utility cooling duties. The FLNG design is a liquefier concept that receives “pipeline quality feedgas” and is therefore not producing from a reservoir like an “LNG FPSO”. As such the design is significantly less complex and lower in costs. The Company has also developed with Black & Veatch and SHI an electric-drive FLNG solution that can be used in locations where renewable electric power is available to reduce emissions from the LNG facility. This e-FLNG was developed as a ‘derivative’ of the Delfin FLNG design, which demonstrate the generic versatility of a Liquefier FLNG.
In addition to the Newbuild FLNG solution, the company has a complete FLNG Vessel design based on a conversion concept. This conversion FLNG design is an alternative solution for the Delfin project.
Both the Newbuild and the Conversion FLNG Vessels are designed with the PRICO liquefaction technology and have nameplate capacities up to abt. 3.5 MTPA.
Floating LNG technology has undergone a development, qualification and maturing phase over the past 15 years. The successful operation of the first units have demonstrated this technology is available as a reliable new monetization technology. Especially the Liquefier FLNG Vessels have proven to be robust in operation and can be constructed at low costs with attractive execution schedules.