FLOATING STORAGE & REGASIFICATION UNIT (FSRU)

FSRUs are based on LNG tankers and use similar technology to onshore terminals.  Floating Storage and Regasification Units have onboard capability to vaporize LNG and deliver natural gas through specially designed offshore and near-shore receiving facilities.  Once moored, fuel is transferred from arriving tankers through pipes.  The LNG, chilled to minus 162 degrees Celsius, is then converted onboard into gas and typically used onshore at a nearby power plant.