Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (INGS), owned and developed by Gastrade AE, has awarded a partnership of RINA SPA and Asprofos Engineering SA a contract to provide project management consultancy services. INGS will consist of an 8.3-billion cu m/year (bcmy, 800 MMscfd) permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and a 28-km pipeline connecting the FSRU to the Greek transmission system.
The 153,000-cu m FSRU will be stationed in the northeastern Aegean Sea, 17.6 km southwest of Alexandroupolis in northeast Greece. The FSRU’s nominal gas send out rate will be 5.5 bcmy, which the companies intend to have online by end-2023.
The 30-in. OD pipeline will have a maximum operating pressure of 110 barg. It will run 24-km subsea and 4-km onshore, making landfall near Apalos and delivering to a Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) metering and regulating station near Amfitriti, Greece.
Gastrade has also applied to Greek regulators for a separate INGS license to develop FSRU-based Thrace LNG (OGJ Online, May 6, 2022).