The gas value chain

An energy source for the future

The growing availability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is providing many coastal nations with access to the least carbon-intensive hydrocarbon. Floating storage and regasification units terminals play a key role in the LNG value chain, forming the interface between LNG carriers and the local gas supply infrastructure. They are versatile, convenient and can make natural gas available to the market faster than land-based installations. 

FSRU terminals are typically subject to a range of technical challenges as the interface between maritime and onshore infrastructure. To ensure cost-efficient, reliable and compliant projects and operations, working with a competent partner is a must. 

Services covering every aspect of the project lifecycle

Strategy and feasilibityDesign and constructionOperations
  • Demand forecasting
  • Network planning
  • Concept selection
  • Site selection
  • Tender process assistance
  • Regulatory support
  • Yard assessment 
  • Classification
  • Construction monitoring
  • Geotechnical studies
  • Hydrodynamics (sloshing) analysis
  • Machinery optimization
  • Mooring and navigation studies
  • Owners engineer
  • Safety and environmental risk
  • Strength and fatigue analysis
  • Technology qualification
  • Classification
  • Condition monitoring
  • Asset integrity
  • Demand studies
  • Due diligence
  • In-service risk studies
  • Maintenance planning
  • Reliability studies

DNV's FSRU experience

With extensive experience in the global development of FSRUs and onshore terminals, we have been involved in more than 40 newbuild and conversion FSRU project globally, including pipelines, terminals and floaters.


See some of our project references here

FSRU terminals

Independent, end-to-end technical expertise throughout the value chain


Ramping up energy security - article

Neil Wragg, Joao Vasques and Joe Nichols, DNV, discuss how digitalisation is vital to ensuring that FSRUs are operating as efficiently as possible.


FSRU terminals - flyer

Independent, end-to-end technical expertise throughout the value chain

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