Honeywell will provide an Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction, regasification and storage unit (FLRSU) for the Exmar-Pacific Rubialis Energy project offshore Colombia.
This vessel is a non-propelled barge equipped to convert natural gas into LNG. It is also able to store the LNG for offloading to shuttle tankers or LNG carriers. Liquefied natural gas takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in a gaseous state and allows companies like Exmar to more efficiently transport the product to its end-customers.
The FLRSU will be constructed at Wison Offshore & Marine’s fabrication yard in Nantong, China, with Black & Veatch providing the topside LNG plant design as well as LNG equipment and components. International ship management group Exmar will own and operate the FLRSU in the Caribbean Sea starting in the first quarter of 2015.