FSRU Thermal Recirculation Modelling Analysis

Timeline

  • 2014

    The project was started September 2014.

  • 2014

    In October 2014, the near field analysis was completed.

  • 2014

    In December 2014, the preliminary far field thermal re-circulation modelling was completed.

  • 2015

    In September 2015, the field program began.

  • 2016

    In September 2016, the field program was completed.

  • 2016

    The project was officially completed in October 2016.

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2014

The project was started September 2014.

2014

In October 2014, the near field analysis was completed.

2014

In December 2014, the preliminary far field thermal re-circulation modelling was completed.

2015

In September 2015, the field program began.

2016

In September 2016, the field program was completed.

2016

The project was officially completed in October 2016.

Key Details

Project Name

FSRU Thermal Recirculation Modelling Analysis

Client

Hoegh LNG AS

Sectors

  • Water management
  • Wastewater
  • Oil and gas

Location

  • Port Sokhna, Egypt

Services Provided

  • Hydrothermal modelling 
  • Temperature field monitoring program 
  • Tide, current and temperature data collection 
  • Recirculation assessment 

Challenge

Three-dimensional circulation and temperature plume modelling is complex and prior to the Hoegh/RPS field program there was little or no field data for model forcing or verification. Real time field data collection in Egypt was difficult as there were many restrictions on communications systems and instrument deployment in the port, where numerous permits are required.  

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Solution

RPS applied its BFHYDRO 3D hydrothermal model to understand the longer term fate of the discharge thermal plume in the basin and the possibility for re-circulation. Modelling results indicated some potential for re-circulation. Once the FSRU vessel was in place, Hoegh retained RPS to design and implement a field program to monitor temperatures in the port basin. RPS developed and implemented a real time program to monitor the FSRU effluent and environs, that both Hoegh and RPS personnel could review on an ongoing basis, measuring temperature at 6 locations and 5 depths, currents in the entrance channel, tides in the basin, and meteorological conditions at the FSRU for a full year. 

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Project Statistics

3D
hydrothermal model application to the Ain Sokhna port basin, Egypt
1
year field program
30
thermistors
6
moorings with 5 depths each

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