The liquefaction of natural gas can take place either onshore or offshore. While all of the US LNG export projects currently being contemplated will use onshore liquefaction, Delfin will instead construct the nation’s first deep-water offshore liquefaction facility.
An FLNGV, or “Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Vessel”, is a vessel that has onboard facilities capable of liquefying and storing natural gas while floating on a body of water.
While Delfin’s FLNGVs will be the first of their kind in the United States, all of the technologies used have been validated and used as part of onshore projects for over 40 years. Delfin will simply apply these existing technologies in an offshore format, which we believe provides several advantages over onshore liquefaction facilities.
FLNGVs provide several advantages over onshore liquefaction facilities:
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