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Optimising Module Sizes for LNG Plants - Change of subject

Date From: 08 January 2013
Location: England
Description: Due to unforeseen circumstances the Gorgon presentation to be given tonight has been postponed and will be given later in the spring. The revised date will be issued in the next few weeks when we have had a chance to shuffle the schedule. The talk will now be on the related subject of: Optimising Module Sizes for LNG Plants and given by Brian Songhurst. SONG members can visit SONG's resources area to replay a recording.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: IChemE, One Portland Place, London and online
Organiser: SONG
Contact Name: Toby Chancellor-Weale
Contact Email: song@ichememembers.org

LNG plants have traditionally been stick built but for remote locations where construction costs are very high modularised plant offers many advantages and is becoming the norm. This is an exact parallel of the offshore industry where modules have grown in size from 1500t to fully integrated decks of 12,000t and even larger. This offshore knowledge is fully available to the onshore LNG plant business.

The talk will focus on Australian projects where the recent high demand has put enormous pressure on resources with increased costs and has led increased modularisation. The project will review the first Woodside Train V modularised plant based on the stick built Train IV with a maximum module size of 1800t through Gorgon with 7,700t to Snøhvit with 37,000t.

The talk will address the decision drivers, the engineering knowledge available, the capability of the fabrication, transportation and installation industry to handle super modules and where the break points could occur. It will also try to conclude whether modularised plant is cheaper overall as well as schedule considerations.

The talk will be given by Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG at ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power. Brian has 45 years experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked as engineering manager on both offshore and onshore projects. He has worked for energy companies, contractors and consultancies. Past responsibilites include manager of topsides engineering at McDermott Egineering London and manager of the LNG terminal group at M W Kellogg.

Members not able to attend can join the live presentation over the web. Register for this at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/560719209

Non SONG members must register their attendance in advance by email to song@ichememember.org or by text to 0771 200 6313

Refreshments will be served from 17:30 for a 18.00 GMT start with networking afterwards

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