PaxOcean takes largest Chinese-built FSRU

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

19 November 2018


With its 26,000m3, Karunia Dewata has just one tenth of the capacity of the world’s largest FSRU but it is the largest FSRU to be built in China and the first to feature Type C cargo tanks.

The unit was built for Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK) at PaxOcean’s Zhoushan Shipyard to Lloyd's Register’s (LR) Rules for the Classification of Ships and Provisional Rules for LNG Ships and Barges Equipped with Regasification Systems.

Karunia Dewata

Karunia Dewata is a 20,869dwt non-propelled barge with a length of 149.9m and a beam of 31m. It has four IMO Type C cylindrical tanks with a design temperature of -163°C and a design pressure of 4.0 bar.

The project is a major milestone in the growing gas shipping industry within China and will help increase the development of Indonesia’s gas supply chain, where the unit will be based. It will be capable of regasifying around 50 million standard cubic feet per day. LR provided bespoke support to the project through a range of services with teams in Singapore, Korea, Indonesia and China all contributed to the success of this complex project.

This is the first FSRU that PaxOcean have built – LR was able to help address this challenge through its connections with equipment manufacturers that it had previously worked with on other projects, to help ensure efficient procedures and deliver a high-quality product on schedule and in accordance with LR’s rule requirements.

PaxOcean Engineering Director, Lixin Bian, commented: “This is an important milestone for PaxOcean. The design is focused on simple and reliable operation for Indonesian water. By working closely with Lloyd's Register on classification requirements, and international maritime legislations for vessels carrying liquefied gases in bulk, PaxOcean has successfully designed, built and delivered the largest FSRU with type C cargo tanks in China in our Zhoushan Shipyard.”