DNV GL Korea has been awarded a technology qualification (TQ) contract with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for a FEED Package for a 5MTPA onshore LNG liquefaction plant based on the innovative KSMR™ liquefaction process.
KSMR™ is a new natural gas liquefaction process and is for LNG plants and floating LNG due to its compactness. A pilot KSMR™ LNG liquefaction plant of 100 tonnes per day is being constructed by KOGAS to verify the operability and the efficiency at the Incheon LNG receiving terminal in Korea.
KOGAS has invited DNV GL to perform a TQ in line with DNV GL’s Recommended Practice DNV-RP-A203. This will provide assistance on the identification and mitigation of areas of uncertainties alongside quantification of the risks associated with application of this novel technology for onshore application.
“Korea is a major oil importing nation and is driving forward plans to increase the share of natural gas in their energy mix, mainly through LNG import,” said Rolf Benjamin Johansen, DNV GL’s Regional Manager for Korea and Japan. “Our experience in the complete lifecycle of LNG production allows us to develop customer-specific solutions from risk management to effective asset operation. Our methodology quantifies and mitigates risks from the earliest project stages.”
In addition to the TQ process, DNV GL will also review the process simulation report of the KSMRTM LNG liquefaction process involving natural gas liquid recovery, liquefaction, end flash and refrigeration, in line with KOGAS design specification.
“As a technical advisor, we deliver a world class systematic process for TQ through the Recommended Practice (RP) DNV-RP-A203,” added Johansen. “The RP describes definite steps to ensure that the new product meets the requirements initially set. Successful completion of the TQ project will enable KOGAS to have a solid reference to secure the FEED package for LNG FPSO topside process based on this new KSMRTM liquefaction process.”