28 January 2023

STL System

Vessels planned for use with the Submerged Turret Loading™ buoy system (STL Buoy) are specially equipped with a mating hull and receiving equipment.

The STL Buoy system includes a trunk in the forward part of the FSRU which houses the turret buoy mating cone and swivel system adapted for high pressure natural gas. A vessel equipped with STL equipment is capable of staying moored to the transfer system at a location offshore and perform its send-out function even in severe weather conditions.

The STL turret mooring and transfer system is designed by Advanced Production Loading (APL) of Norway. The technology has proved its reliability through many years of nearly uninterrupted operation in the North Sea in extremely harsh weather conditions.