The project will address problems of storing and managing LNG safely.
“We are targeting the Gulf of Mexico as a key market for an LNG-fueled drillship, where, given the abundance of affordable shale gas resources in the US, LNG as a marine fuel makes good economic sense,” said ABS Vice-Pres. Hoseong Lee.
DSME has performed a concept design, comparison of two types of LNG storage tanks, and analysis of fuel-gas supply system for installation on a drillship.
ABS will perform concept-design review, basic engineering review, and risk assessment of the tank space and access area, fuel-gas supply system, machinery space, and access area and associated configurations.