IRClass classes India’s first LNG-FSRU

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first LNG- floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), which it describes as ‘a milestone in India’s energy shift towards natural gas’.

Constructed at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 cubic metre (cbm) FSRU is owned by Triumph Offshore, a subsidiary of India-based Swan Energy.

The vessel can operate both as an LNG carrier and FSRU.

IRClass Joint Managing Director Vijay Arora, commented: ‘As we anticipate energy demand to soar in India, it is important to move towards the use of clean energy to meet that need. Undertaking this project demonstrates our commitment towards a greener future, and we at IRClass are delighted to play an essential role in meeting that goal.’

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor