Vast amounts of gas are discovered offshore and the latest development to explore these gas findings is Floating Liquid Natural Gas installations. Big LNG plants are moored offshore and Infield support vessels are used to berth the LNG carriers alongside the plant to transport the LNG to various places in the world. To moor LNG carriers in the midst of the ocean alongside these plants, the special characteristics of the Rotortug® system makes these tugs the ideal tool.
FPSO’s and FRSU:
FPSO’s have been a proven concept in the oil and gas industry. The work of the infield support vessels is slightly different from the FLNG Infield Support vessels. Their main job is handling the ship safely until it is moored on a buoy. After the tanker is connected the main duty of the support vessels is heading control. Swift response and excellent position keeping is required not only with heading control but also for hose handling operations. This is why a Rotortug® is superior for these duties.
A more traditional way of oil and gas exploration offshore is production by rigs. Rigs however need to be repositioned on a regular basis. The most critical part of the rigmoves is the final positioning operation. The rig needs to be fully controlled by the tugs. The Rotortugs® with their excellent staion keeping capabilities have been preferred vessels for over 15 years to perform these duties.