DNV GL has recently been awarded a framework agreement for the provision of design and engineering technical services to the Grain LNG terminal. The scope of the three-year framework agreement covers feasibility studies, conceptual design studies, specialist engineering and risk management services up to and including front-end engineering and design (FEED).
Grain LNG is integral to the UK energy infrastructure and security of supply. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is, as its name suggests, natural gas in liquid form. It is developed by chilling gas to -161 degrees centigrade so that it occupies 600 times less space than in its gaseous form. It is easily stored in large volumes assisting in security of supply, in times of great need such as winter cold spells.
Over time, as indigenous supplies from the UK Continental Shelf diminish, LNG could make up a significant percentage of the UK’s gas supply and demand requirement.
Nicola Duffin, Commercial Manager, National Grid says âGrain recently celebrated ten exceptional years of progress and now we are looking to the future, increasing the services we offer to our customers and working to ensure that Grain remains the European port of choice for LNG shippers. DNV GL are crucial to our safety and success.â?