RINA, Asprofos win Alexandroupolis FSRU job

Italian classification society RINA and Greek engineering consultancy Asprofos have won a contract from Gastrade for the latter’s FSRU-based LNG import project in Alexandroupolis.

Under the contract, RINA and Asprofos will provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the FSRU development, according to a statement by RINA.

The duo will make sure that the contractual requirements of the project in terms of expected performance, quality, safety and planning are met.

As well as supporting the owner on technical and managerial planning and oversight, the two partners would act as an interface, through a multidisciplinary team of experts covering the different needs of the project, it said.

RINA did not provide the price tag of the contract.

In May, Greece’s Gastrade officially started building its FSRU-based LNG import project following the final investment decision in January.

Gastrade’s shareholders include founder Copelouzou, DESFA, DEPA, GasLog, and Bulgartransgaz.

With this project, Greece will get its first FSRU and the second LNG import facility, adding to DESFA’s import terminal located on the island of Revithoussa.

Greece’s first FSRU will connect to the gas grid via a 28 km long pipeline to supply the markets of Greece, Bulgaria and the wider region.

To remind, shareholder and LNG shipping firm GasLog told Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine earlier this year to proceed with the conversion of the 153,600-cbm LNG carrier GasLog Chelsea to an FSRU.

As reported by LNG Prime in March, Gastrade is also planning to install a second FSRU offshore Alexandroupolis.

The new project named “Thrace INGS” would consist of a 170,000-cbm FSRU located in the Thracian Sea, offshore Alexandroupolis.

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