October 05 2016 0comment

Jack Climbing Method: An Innovative Approach for the Construction of Cryogenic Tanks

Due to the abundance of cost-advantaged natural gas in North America, many owners are investing in terminals to export liquefied gases such as LNG, LPG and ethane, The construction of cryogenic tanks is typically the critical path on these types of terminals. Reducing the construction schedule for the cryogenic tanks offers one of the greatest opportunities for owners to bring their product to the market faster. IHI Corporation has developed an innovative Jack Climbing Method (JCM) of tank construction which is already delivering significant schedule savings on major LNG terminal projects in Japan. This presentation, originally delivered at NISTM’s annual aboveground storage tank conference in Galveston, Texas in September 2016, looks at the JCM technology, including a summary of the key safety, schedule and productivity benefits as experienced on the Shin-Sendai LNG and Soma LNG projects in Japan.

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