Global Maritime Services Ltd. (GMS) has announced the launch of its new Maritime Service, a maritime advisory service for the offshore oil and gas sector. Customers will be able to take advantage of GMS’s expertise to secure their floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector projects.
The search for smart gas solutions
There is a scramble to secure a reliable supply of gas across Europe ahead of the winter season. The European Commission’s RePowerEU initiative recommends the diversification of gas supplies from other international partners in the event of a disruption of Russian gas supplies in the near future. Energy providers are keen to find natural gas solutions that can quickly meet demand for electricity generation. This is where FSRUs come in, as it is a customizable and expedited liquefied natural gas import solution. Building conventional onshore LNG import terminals can take years, while FSRUs are fully operational within months. Compared to onshore LNG terminals, FSRUs also require relatively low investment to start operations. Ultimately, FSRUs offer new entrants to the LNG import market a fast-track solution to meet their energy needs.
GMS Director Captain Igor Ton?i? said: “It is really a difficult time to get involved in the field of regasification and LNG import. Due to regional energy supply insecurity, there is an increase in demands for new and converted floating storage and regasification units, and each energy solution presents its own unique set of benefits and challenges. Our team is ready to provide consultancy service at every stage of the client’s floating technology project. We can advise various stakeholders during the start-up, commissioning and operation phases of a floating terminal from a marine, safety and cargo handling perspective”
Decades of LNG experience
Founded in 2008, GMS and its experienced marine team will now provide bespoke consultancy services to clients exclusively engaged in floating technology projects for the FSRU/LNG sector. GMS’ leading experts bring with them over 30 years of practical knowledge of LNG carriers and FSRU vessels, including extensive onboard experience.
“No FSRU project is alike and the path to a successful FSRU project involves a complex mix of factors, from meeting regulatory requirements for rapid approvals to identifying risks in the commissioning or commissioning phases. We recognize the arduous tasks that all stakeholders in an FSRU project may face and we are ready to provide both technical support and personnel to ensure a successful maritime business,” said Ton?i?.
GMS’ marine advisory team can also provide support for a wide range of inspections – from management system and environmental system audits, assistance with port state control inspections, verification and from tanker management and self-assessment inspections, to navigation, safety, cargo and mooring equipment audits. The ten-person team includes a maritime regulatory advisor with in-depth knowledge of the latest regulations and legislation affecting the maritime sector.
A bright future ahead of us
The rapid evolution of floating gas technology favors stakeholders focused on accessing more efficient and readily available gas supply options beyond the conventional pipeline. Ton?i?, together with his team, aims to make a significant contribution to their client’s commercial excellence by using his team’s comprehensive experience in the Regas and LNG/FSRU domain. He believes that this approach will promote the development of sustainable and efficient maritime projects.
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