Based on its extensive experience in the design of gas handling systems for ethylene carriers, TGE Marine has developed cost-efficient and innovative offshore storage and shipping solutions for the evolving small-scale LNG market.
- LNG tankers with IMO type C tanks: The Coral Methane convincingly demonstrates the advantages of IMO type C tanks as cargo containment systems for small LNG ships due to improved operational flexibility at highly competitive prices. TGE Marine has a patent for the tank support structure of this type of LNG containment system. Ship designs with approval in principle from a classification society are available for LNG carriers up to 30,000 m³ and above with bilobe cargo tanks.
- LNG floating storage units with IMO type C tanks: The advantages of TGE Marine’s design approach for small to medium size floating LNG storages can be used for FSRUs (regasification barges) and FPSOs (LNG production units). TGE Marine is currently carrying out a FEED (front end engineering and design) study regarding an LNG import project to the Caribbean islands consisting of two FSRUs plus a shuttle tanker, all with IMO type C tanks.