GASVESSEL’s gas loading and unloading system
An important feature of the GASVESSEL is the system to load and discharge gas from the vessel. Different technical concept designs are developed under the supervision of GASVESSEL partner VTG, describing in general terms the gas loading and unloading systems in three regions: the Barents Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Gas loading will take place at offshore loading terminals in the Barents and Mediterranean Seas and at a nearshore terminal in the Black Sea. Unloading systems in the Barents Sea will make use of the existing underwater gas pipeline Polarled and will be carried out near the Aasta Hansteen offshore platform. In the Mediterranean and the Balck Sea the gas will be unloaded to nearshore gas terminals. To decide on the technically and economically most efficient system, the main indicators of CAPEX and OPEX are included in these concept designs and used to determine benefits and profits with software by GASVESSEL partner cEnergy.
VTG is working closely together with the other GASVESSEL partners on the development of the gas loading and unloading systems and is expecting new results after the inclusion of the CAPEX and OPEX indicators into the software tools.