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Glossary term Description

Ship's cargo. Also the money paid under a charterparty


Floating storage and offloading systems (no production processing equipment).


floating storage and offloading (facility)


Floating storage and regasification plant (see also EBRV).


Floating storage and regasification unit. This the generic name for an LNG unit, which may or may not have propulsion, which is equipped to store LNG as a liquid on board and able to regasify the liquid to a vapour for discharge ashore, either from an offshore mooring or alongside, directly into a gas grid system. The term EBRV is a trademark for a design called Energy Bridge Regasification Vessel. These vessels also have a moonpool and facilities for connecting directly to an offshore floating turret buoy for discharge ashore, which may not be installed on all FSRUs  


Floating storage unit (see FPSO), without production facilities on board. See also SBM and SPM


foot or feet. Imperial measure, equivalent to 0.3048 m. Still widely used in US and remains the standard measure in a few industrial situations