Our experience in the complete lifecycle of LNG production allows us to develop customer-specific solutions from risk management to effective asset operation and our integrated technical and commercial design methodology aims to quantify and mitigate risks from the earliest project stages.
LNG is capable of bringing previously inaccessible gas reserves to market, but the demand on the developing technology is high. DNV GL's experts are highly experienced in handling the growing LNG fleet, which has a good safety record despite public concern about the flammability of the cargo.
We are active in many LNG organisations including the Society of International Tanker & Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) and the Technical Study Group of LNG Importers Group (GIIGNL).
Floating LNG plants are some of the most exciting developments in the sector. We developed safety design guidelines for LNG FPSO through a Joint Industry project as early as 2000 and have been involved in many other projects. Safety and environmental criteria and concerns can frequently be met by combining our knowledge and expertise from our offshore engineering experience from the offshore industry and onshore LNG terminals.
Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is natural gas that has been supercooled to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 162 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, the natural gas condenses into a liquid, making it feasible to transport via pipeline or LNG tanker.
Importation and regasification
Heating up the liquid gas once it is discharged at a shore-based terminal for regasification is one of the most hazardous stages of the process. We have experience of nearly 35 LNG import schemes using conventional and near shore technologies and are sensitive to environmental, safety, approvals challenges associated with regasification developments.
Peak shaving and satellite facilities
We have had a long association with smaller LNG plants including peak shavers, road tanker fed satellite facilities and vehicle refuelling stations.