Martek Meets Unique FSRU Emissions Monitoring Challenge
Martek Marine has delivered what it describes as the most sophisticated emissions monitoring system ever built for marine use to Daewoo for the world’s largest Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). The 173,400m3 vessel, which can also function as an LNG carrier, is due for delivery in May 2014 when it will be deployed in Brazil.
The suppliers say that the system is so unique that no other company was even willing to quote for the project, but that their expertise in emissions monitoring allowed them to build and deliver the complex system.
The equipment monitors (Nitrogen Oxide) NOx, Sulphur Oxide (SOx), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon (CO) and Methane (CH4); Total Hydrocarbons; Non Methane Hydrocarbons; Benzene; Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and particulates. It is unique for a system to measure so many different emissions, and Benzene and N2O are only monitored very rarely. Martek has used specialist analysis techniques to measure Benzene at levels below 1 part per million.
Steve Austwick, Martek’s emissions monitoring expert and project manager, says: “This is the biggest and most complex system ever built in the marine industry. The fact that no other supplier was prepared to take on this project underpins our position as the market leader”.