Market Research Report
Global Floating LNG Market - 2019-2026
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|Global Floating LNG Market - 2019-2026|
|Published: June 25, 2020||Content info:||
The Global Floating LNG market was valued at USD XX billion in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% to reach a market value of USD XX billion by 2027.
Floating LNG refers to a system in which a set of operations and processes are performed for the development of offshore-based natural gas reserves. These systems are mainly used for the production, liquefaction, storage, and transfer of LNG from offshore gas reserves to onshore areas. The design and construction challenges for floating LNG facilities have become a serious concern in the market. The movement of LNG production to the offshore set-up is very complex and poses a set of challenges related to the design and construction of floating LNG systems. In the floating LNG system, the size of the total LNG system is reduced to one-third the size of a typical LNG facility. The capital-intensive nature of the floating LNG system is another factor challenging the market.
Natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel than coal and oil, encouraging an increase in power plants that run on it. It is being used throughout the world to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. It is odorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive, and evaporates quickly on being exposed to the atmosphere thereby leaving no residue in water or soil. Under NEPA in the US, federal agencies have to consider environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives in their decision-making process. These agencies have to prepare a detailed statement known as an EIS. The CLNG has urged the US DOE to expedite final approval to export LNG to countries where no free trade agreement with the US exists after NEPA review. Policies like this are boosting the growth of the Global LNG market, which will ultimately drive the growth of the Global Floating LNG market.
Most floating LNG projects require high initial investment and have high maintenance and operational costs. They are mostly long-term projects and require agreements for provision of the cash flow necessary to implement the project. In return, lenders seek a constant support guarantee from the project team. The large and well-established creditworthy companies get financial assistance from lenders. However, without large companies or public organizations as shareholders or being able to provide the necessary credit funding, it is very difficult for small vendors to get their projects financed.
By Type of Terminal, the Global Floating LNG market is segmented into Floating LNG Liquefaction Terminal and Floating LNG Import Terminal.
The Global Floating LNG market in the Floating LNG Import Terminal segment was estimated at USD XX million in 2019 and is forecast to reach USD XX million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of XX%. Floating LNG import terminals, also known as floating LNG regasification terminals, have been becoming a suitable option for meeting the increasing demand for LNG. The APAC region has been the leading market with Asian countries especially Malaysia witnessing significant growth in floating LNG import terminals. There has been a huge increase in the demand for gas in the APAC region, which is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. The state-owned companies are making huge investments in setting up floating LNG regasification terminals to set up fast and efficient LNG imports that have ultimately benefitted the market.
By Geography, the global Floating LNG market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America and the Middle East and Africa.
The APAC region is expected to continue to dominate the Global Floating LNG market with a share of XX% in 2027. The major reason for the continued dominance of the APAC region will be the growing focus on Australia and Malaysia. It is expected that the APAC region will be followed by the North America with a XX% share of the Global Floating LNG market.
The APAC region has been the leading market for floating LNG and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period driven by the increasing demand for LNG. Asian countries such as Malaysia, China, Indonesia, and Japan have been witnessing huge investments in the market with large-scale development of LNG terminals in these countries. Australia has been the largest and fastest growing market, and has been witnessing export advantages because of close proximity to the Southeast Asian market.
The Global Floating LNG market is currently fragmented. Vendors of different sizes have been developing innovative technologies and facilities to supply LNG to different countries. With a rise in demand for oil and gas in the Energy segment, many countries have been funding companies to develop floating LNG terminals. Large vendors such Excelerate Energy, Golar LNG, Hoegh LNG, Royal Dutch Shell, and Samsung Heavy Industries are playing an important role in the market. However, small and medium-sized vendors such as PETRONAS, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Hyundai Heavy Industries are giving tough competition to these large vendors.