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Case Study

LNG floating storage and regasification unit

LNG ship at sea

Advisian was appointed as the Consultant for a Port to Mine LNG Systems and Logistics Study. The LNG Regasification Project will provide revaporized natural gas to be used for power generation, at the port and distant mine site. LNG will also be utilized for fueling of the mine hauling fleet.

The Situation

Previous studies had looked at the logistics of importing LNG to the port with a focus on the shipping and supply aspects. This study included shipping logistics, LNG storage and regasification, and fixed marine infrastructure for three different LNG terminal locations


Our scope of services covered:

  • Marine waterfront facilities (two LNG marginal berths, with a fixed interlinking access trestle structure containing an access roadway)
  • Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (a specially converted LNG carrier permanently moored alongside one of the berths)
  • 14” natural gas pipeline (LNG will be temporarily stored on the FSRU until it is regasified and then delivered via the send-out natural gas transmission pipeline, to the distant mine site.)
  • 20 MW and a 600 MW gas-fired turbine power plants
  • LNG/CNG heavy haul fleet and light vehicle fuels station infrastructure (tanks, piping, mechanical and instrumentation)


A multi-criteria decision analysis was performed, as part of the detailed evaluation of the five options considered.  The final selected option achieved a savings of US$125 million relative to the Base Case Option.