BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) have been jointly awarded a contract by Gastrade to deploy an Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and develop metocean criteria to be utilised for the design of a offshore moored FSRU and the subsea pipeline to shore.

The Alexandroupolis FSRU will be located offshore Greece in the northern Aegean Sea in approximately 40m water depth and will connect to shore via a 24km subsea pipeline. The FSRU is part of the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System which aims to create a new natural gas gateway to central and south-eastern Europe.

“We have worked closely with Gastrade’s engineers to formulate a programme of work that will produce high integrity metocean criteria to support the design of the Terminal’s facilities. A key requirement from the client is to reduce uncertainty in metocean characterisation. This will ensure that the design is fit for purpose, but not overly conservative,” explains Robin Stephens, BMT’s Metocean Group Manager