Εξέταση του προβλήματος εφοδιασμού των πλοίων LNG με έμφαση στα FLNG πλοία
Μάρκογλου, Γεώργιος Α.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel, which due to its composition, has a dominant role to the reduction of the greenhouse gases emissions. The trade of natural gas takes place through pipelines or in its liquefied condition into cryogenic tanks by ships, trucks and trains. In the second case, special plants for its liquefaction, storage and regasification are needed, and of course LNG carriers. Nowadays, we have witnessed a new entry in the LNG market, the FLNG ship. This type of ship is an offshore floating LNG plant, where the liquefaction and storage processes take place. The first FLNG ship, “Prelude” was constructed by Shell and made its first journey in December 2013. Motivated by this new entry, this study is tried to analyze how the investment of the construction of a new FLNG ship and its anchorage in the 12th block of the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, could be the ideal solution for the exploitation of the LNG fields of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea and subsequently be profitable for all the participating parts of the deal.