Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first Floating Storage Regasification Unit (LNG-FSRU), owned by Triumph Offshore, a subsidiary of Swan Energy. Constructed at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 m3 FSRU, which is flagged in India, is designed for continuous operations without the need for drydocking over a period of 20 years.
The vessel complies with the recently updated Rules of IRClass applicable for LNG carriers provided with regasification systems and takes into account various risks associated with such systems by applying appropriate risk control measures.
The updated IRClass Main Rules for Seagoing ships covers the requirements for regasification systems in a separate chapter, addressing various aspects such as systems design, fire safety, emergency shutdown arrangements, survey and testing requirements. The new vessel has also been verified with respect to the requirements of the IGC Code and IRClass Rules for Gas carriers.