Dreifa Energy’s floating regasification unit (FRU) concept has been granted approval in principle by classification society DNV GL.
The Dreifa FRU consists of a regasification plant and associated utility systems located on the deck of a platform supply vessel. The Dreifa FRU operates in combination with an LNG carrier acting as a floating storage unit (FSU).
The approval in principle is based on DNV GL’s examination of the basic engineering package developed by Dreifa throughout the second and the third quarter of this year, the company said in a statement.
In addition to confirming the design’s compliance with the rules of the society at current stage of engineering, the approval provides clarity on the regulatory framework and classification procedure towards final approval, Dreifa said.
Dreifa Energy, a mid-scale floating LNG import terminals developer, was formed in 2016 by Flex LNG co-founders, Jostein Ueland and Trym Tveitnes that left the LNG shipping company in the same year and teamed up with a third colleague Henrik Austgulen in the new company.