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Largest Chinese-built FSRU Delivered

November 16, 2018

Karunia Dewata FSRU (Photo: Lloyd's Register)

PaxOcean’s Zhoushan Shipyard has delivered a 26,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Karunia Dewata to Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK). The FSRU is the largest to be built in China and will be capable of regasifying around 50 million standard cubic feet per day.

The project marks a milestone for China's growing gas shipping industry and will help increase the development of Indonesia’s gas supply chain, where the unit will be based. 

The unit is also the first FSRU that PaxOcean has built. Classification society Lloyd's Register said its teams in Singapore, Korea, Indonesia and China were able to help address this challenge through its connections with equipment manufacturers that it had previously worked with on other projects, to help ensure efficient procedures and deliver a high-quality product on schedule and in accordance with LR’s Rules for the Classification of Ships and Provisional Rules for LNG Ships and Barges Equipped with Regasification Systems.

PaxOcean Engineering Director, Lixin Bian, commented, “This is an important milestone for PaxOcean. The design is focused on simple and reliable operation for Indonesian water. By working closely with Lloyd's Register on classification requirements, and international maritime legislations for vessels carrying liquefied gases in bulk, PaxOcean has successfully designed, built and delivered the largest FSRU with type C cargo tanks in China in our Zhoushan Shipyard.”

LR’s East China Area Manager, GZ Wang, said, “This is a great achievement for LR, PaxOcean and JSK who have all worked extensively on this technically challenging project. As this was first gas project in PaxOcean’s Zhoushan Shipyard, LR ensured we put together the best team for the project with the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience to support PaxOcean and deliver the FSRU on schedule to a high standard.”

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