12 December 2017
Floating modular infrastructure developed by BMT could help to transform the lives of people in off-grid coastal communities by bringing reliable power and allowing the roll-out of cleaner fuels. Taking a ‘plug and play’ approach to small-scale LNG distribution, BMT’s AgileLNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), coupled with gas engine or turbine systems, pieces together off-the-shelf and prefabricated elements to drive down the cost of gas distribution and power delivery.
BMT’s Dr. Richard Colwill explains: “Historically, electricity has been delivered to isolated communities via diesel generator power sets, but growing concern about emissions and the availability of huge gas reserves worldwide makes it an increasingly attractive fuel choice. Whilst Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a feasible alternative, to deliver a viable solution we had to develop an LNG reception system that did not incur major diseconomies of scale in the 10-50MW power range, that would make small-scale LNG unaffordable.”
Moving away from typical steel construction, the barge hulls are built of concrete, making them much more durable in the hostile marine environment, permitting longer lifespans, and significantly less inspection and maintenance. To turn the concept into reality, BMT has teamed with GL Engineering, who bring their established concrete barge construction experience and LNG New Technologies whose LNT A-BOX® containment system represents a new cost-effective containment option for marine applications. Offline fabrication of storage and systems coupled with significant prefabrication of the concrete hull and the use of standard off-the-shelf components, ensures the rapid delivery of the units – to a high quality. Power systems can be barge based, or sited on land to suit local conditions.
Richard continues: “AgileLNG offers a reliable, entirely flexible, modular, gas and power delivery system that can be configured to suit individual sites – where gas, or gas+power is required. The drive to keep it simple and adopt a ‘plug and play’ approach will allow rapid development of key urban support infrastructure assisting the development of communities across the Asia Pacific region.”
26 January 2021
BMT’s Duncan Kitts will present the latest developments in 2D flood modelling on February 2nd at 11:15 (GMT) at Sniffer’s annual Flood Risk Management conference, FRM2021.
6 January 2021
We are pleased to announce that Maritime UK has confirmed the appointment of Sarah Kenny OBE as its new Chair, effective this month.
14 December 2020
BMT has been awarded a project by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund to address current pressing issues facing aquaculture in Scotland.
1 December 2020
BMT has been announced as the winner of the first ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme challenge by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), for a new navigation system combining its REMBRANDT and TUFLOW simulation technologies to support autonomous operations planning and real-time navigation safety in Maritime and across Maritime sector’s diverse set of industries.