Ship-to-Ship Transfers - STS
EXMAR is a major player in the industry with the effective expertise and track-record providing STS operations which have been developed in partnership with top industry players.
As global market demand for LNG expanded, EXMAR proactively foresaw the need to transfer LNG from the larger trading vessels to smaller LNG tonnage to effectively open up new markets where either draft or infrastructure limitations exist at receiving locations, especially in emerging markets. Following the world’s first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2005 for its client in the Gulf of Mexico, EXMAR has led the market in successfully deploying its STS protocol with over 1250 transfers under its care.
Apart from managing the safe and reliable transshipment of LNG, EXMAR Ship Management has also provided guidance and support in related aspects ranging from STS site selection to effective management of the entire LNG logistics chain. The services delivered cover the complete project life, from business case till implementation of the STS solution:
- Site location evaluation
- Feasibility & risk evaluation studies
- Vessel evaluation and modification work (if required)
- Developing STS manuals and specific protocols
- Equipment compatibility evaluation
- Equipment adjustment / redesign (if required)
- Procurement services
- On board installation, testing and confirmation of readiness
- On board hands-on familiarization
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- Ship staff training (basic and advanced training)
- STS superintendency (on board)
- Ship compatibility studies for STS
- Mooring studies (Optimoor)
- Risk assessment follow-up
- Generic support operations planning & LNG supply chain management
EXMAR Offshore is dedicated to the ownership and leasing of offshore assets, providing floating solutions to the production, drilling and accommodations market.
With decades of experience in offshore drilling, production, and accommodations, EXMAR Offshore is a proven performer in the offshore industry. EXMAR Offshore efficiently delivers cost effective, fit-for-purpose solutions utilizing experience, expertise, and innovation.
EXMAR Offshore consists of the US-based EXMAR Offshore Company (EOC), an engineering company specializing in the development of drilling and production designs, EXMAR Offshore NV (asset construction, own and lease operator) and EXMAR Offshore Oil & Gas Infrastructure Services division (OGIS), which manages a variety of offshore assets for both the Group and external client owners.
EOC delivers engineering services related to marine vessels, ships, and offshore units. EOC has a team of highly experienced naval architects, engineers and designers who partner with customers to design mono-hull and semisubmersible applications for offshore service vessels, floating production systems, accommodations, and mobile offshore drilling units.
EOC provides a wide range of services to the marine oil and gas industry, up to and including full EPCI of EXMAR-designed OPTI® series hulls. Expertise in engineering, project and construction management and operation of offshore facilities means that our people can meet your needs throughout all phases of a project and the asset lifecycle.
With dedicated teams cooperating with its clients, EOC can develop detailed engineering and design packages for your project from concept onwards through to delivery, including drawings, shipyard construction specifications, detailed 3D models, and regulatory approval.
EXMAR OGIS personnel are highly experienced in shipyard supervision during construction, commissioning and delivery as well as the day-to-day operation of ships, offshore service vessels, floating production systems, floating liquefaction, regasification, and storage units.
DV Offshore, known as DVO, is an engineering consultancy contractor providing design and project support services to oil companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.
DV Offshore’s expertise includes floating systems, terminals, mooring systems, subsea production, pipelines & risers, allowing us to provide technical and operational support to operators and oil companies in the Oil and Gas and Offshore Logistics industries worldwide.
EXMAR'S subsidiary in Paris, France, was founded in 1973 and provides customers with consultancy and engineering services that encompass:
- Concept engineering studies, consulting services, and project supervision.
- Ongoing technology watch in marine engineering and operations for offshore terminals.
- Ad hoc operations troubleshooting for offshore terminals.