Built by the South Korean yards Samsung Heavy Industries, who delivered in November 2009, the GDF Suez Neptune is rebuild in 2016 to a FSRU for LNG of 280 meters long with a width of 43.4 meters. It has a capacity of 145,130 m3 of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a deadweight of 81,000 tons.
The FSRU Neptune, previously known as GDF Suez Neptune, has arrived near Aliaga where it will be used as Turkey’s third LNG import terminal. It consists of a new jetty able to receive LNG carriers of up to 217,000 cbm of capacity, meaning that Qatar’s Q-Flex tankers will be able to dock at the facility. The LNG jetty allows two vessels to be moored in a double-banked configuration so that a visiting tanker can transfer its cargo via an Side To Side operation to the FSRU.
The side by side mooring of the Suez Neptune will be safely done because of the six double Quick Release Mooring units and two triple Quick Release Mooring units with a safe working load of 137 ton Mampaey Offshore Industries supplied. The units are integrated with a Mooring Load Monitoring that will keep an close watch on the working load of the mooring lines. In case of emergency the hooks can be released from a distance by the integrated remote control. With this option the hooks can be released individually or simultaneously.
January 31, 2017