France-based certification agency Bureau Veritas has given its in-principle approval for Wison Offshore & Marine’s newly-developed 50MW floating storage regasification and power generation barge (W-FSRP).

The barge has been built by Wison, based on its expertise in floating LNG facilities to serve the LNG industry with solutions ranging from floating liquefaction unit, shallow water LNG carriers and LNG-Distributor (LNGD), bunkering vessel, etc.

W-FSRP 50MW has been designed to supply 50MW electrical power by taking in LNG as primary fuel and MDO/HFO as backup fuel. The FSRP will be of shallow draft barge type moored at a jetty, inter coastal or alongside river bank where the environmental condition are safe.

W-FSRP, the floating barge has features such as integrated on board LNG storage, regasification facility and power plant. It can be easily towed or shipped and installed at remote areas. With a re-gas capacity of 10MMSCFD, it has a dual fuel engine and a dual fuel system.

The LNG storage or MDO storage can operate for 14 days at a stretch. 

Wison Offshore & Marine senior solutions director Maarten Spilker said: “With the interest in small scale LNG-to-power growing, we are developing the building blocks for a lean and integrated supply chain.

“Combining LNG storage, regasification and power generation on a single facility significantly reduces the cost of infrastructure and makes small scale gas-to-power solutions more attractive".

Bureau Veritas China technical manager Jiahui Wu said: “Bureau Veritas is very pleased to be involved at the very early stage of this 50MW FSRP design and to provide necessary technical assistance to Wison in order to help this Chinese shipyard develop a safe and effective power supply solution by near shore floating facilities to end users.

“Wison is one of the most active players in the new sectors of offshore market such as floating power plant and Bureau Veritas would like to further cooperate with Wison for such innovative Offshore projects.”

Image: Bureau Veritas approves Wison’s 50MW LNG barge. Photo: Courtesy of Wison Group.