Norway’s Crown LNG has signed an agreement with Aker Solutions to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) process for an offshore LNG terminal in India. The gravity-based structure will be located on the seabed 19km north-east of Kakinada on the country’s east coast, approximately 11km from shore.
Design of the receiving terminal must ensure that it can withstand the harsh weather conditions of the monsoon season. It is intended that the terminal will have a 365-day operating window.
Aker Solutions, as main contractor, will be supported by Siemens Energy, which will develop the power generation and distribution system, as well as the platform control setup. Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, meanwhile, will supply the regasification system for the terminal, including boil-off handling and fuel gas arrangements.
Gunnar Knutsen is chief executive of Crown LNG AS, the energy firm’s project services company. “This LNG terminal will be based in a location exposed to monsoon seasons, which requires partners with the best track record from harsh environment projects,” he said. “This is why we have engaged Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy, and Wärtsilä.”
The terminal will be have an annual regasification capacity of 7.2 million tonnes.
Aker Solutions to conduct FEED for Crown LNG project