SHI Receives a LNG-FSRU Order Again

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

19 October 2017

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 170,000m 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 chance of corrosion from 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."


Image by Samsung Heavy Industries.

Samsung Heavy Industries, press release