Over the years, for modelling LNG terminal operations, it was found that a tailor made approach with the build up of a case specific methodology was far more efficient than the replication of existing models. Hence, we always propose to perform first a thorough operational analysis of your project case, leading to the estimate of the proper granularity required for dealing with the project details, and the proper arrangement of the modules for the finalisation of an integrated model.

Models built for FSRU operators are integrating all terminal operational parameters, and are leading to :

- The optimization of the FSRU size

- An estimate of the operational flexibility we can expect from the actual terminal parameters

- Recommendations for the optimization of the terminalling agreement in the development phase, including:

  • Conditions for the Annual Delivery Plan and the associated windowing mechanism
  • Send out parameters with contractual flexibility
  • Optimisation of the sizes of the LNG parcels delivered
  • Terminal availability derived from the Metoc data
  • Other parameters extracted from the terminalling agreement(s)

Models built for Vessel charterers and operators are integrating all Vessel and voyage parameters, and are leading to:

- The optimisation of the number of Vessels, and Vessel sizes for a given LNG Project

- The optimisation of the Vessel Speed

- The estimate of the UFC (Unit Freight Cost), in USD / MMBTU

- Parameters for the Charterer’s Voyage Instructions


                                                                Optimisation of Vessel speed                                                                                                         Annual Delivery Plan