Friday, August 2, 2013

FSRU Toscana

FSRU Toscana, IMO 9253284, Offshore Livorno
[Photo LNG World News]
This huge beast (288m x 48m) is a Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) and is now arrived at her offshore site, 12 miles off Livorno coast. The former LNG carrier, modified in Dubai, will be now connected to the pipes laid at the time by the “Castoro 7”. Other carriers will deliver their liquefied gas to the “FSRU Toscana” which will be able to store it, bringing it back to gas and pumping it to the mainland. Many say this is a very dangerous plant set in a delicate area of our sea, surely it won't ever be a tourist attraction.

See also: Castoro 7
External links: FSRU Toscana Sets Off from Drydocks World, UAE (LNG World News) - Floating production storage and offloading - Liquefied natural gas (Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Jack said...

I hope those who fear it are wrong!

Randy said...

It's huge!

Dina said...

"Huge beast" is a good way to describe this thing.
May the re-gasification (what a word!) always go safely. The article says "There are only a few such units in operation around the world."
I hope they know what they're doing.

Michelle said...

That is a beast!

cieldequimper said...

Keeping fingers crossed that they do know what they are doing.

Luis Gomez said...

So massive!

Birdman said...

... unless ugliness comes back in fashion.

JM said...

Huge beast indeed!

Karl Demetz said...

Really a "huge beast", impressive!
It looks not so dangerous as it is...