SGS Engaged to Provide Owners Final Review of Assets Prior to Release, Avoiding Costly Project Delays
The Tema LNG project is sub-Saharan Africa’s first offshore LNG-receiving terminal. Once operational, the project will connect Ghana and the West African region to the global LNG market, giving local economies and industries access to a cheaper, more reliable and cleaner source of energy.
The new Floating Regasification Unit (FRU), an essential part of the project, will be equipped with two 14,000 cu m type-C cargo tanks and have a regasification capacity of 335 tons per hour.
Before the vessel could be cleared for its final release from the shipyard, a full owner’s review inspection was required. Unable to conduct the inspection due to COVID-19 restrictions preventing their team from entering China, the client, TLTC, called on SGS’s global reach and inspection expertise.
With a strong team of experienced engineers and inspectors in Shanghai, SGS was able to keep the project afloat by conducting a full inspection of the FRU at the Jiangnan Shipyard, including assessments of the hull, topside and all machinery.
The SGS team in China consisted of local experts in piping, commissioning, coating, processing, mechanical, structural, electrical and control/instrumentation, all headed by a Team Lead. The team worked remotely with TLTC to ensure the client was fully informed of the status of all activities and timelines:
- Punch list prepared, actioned and closed out on time
- Physical inspections to ensure specifications were met
- Witnessing of run/functional testing of main components
- Documentation review