Holmwood Consulting Limited and its associates work along the full length of the LNG Value chain, including small-scale and LNG as fuel, and are involved with such LNG activities around the world. We therefore have considerable expertise in all parts of the supply chain from liquefaction to regasification and in commercial, pricing and trading to assist clients by providing expert advice, strategic consultancy, in-depth training and practical assistance across the global LNG markets. Additionally, small-scale LNG application is gaining considerable wordwide interest and we are pleased to provide advice concerning both onshore and ship-bunkering developments.
Our Consultants have deep experience across all continents and know the way that the elements of the LNG supply chain and the global markets operate. The diversity of engagements has provided our consultants with with the experience to understand the needs of gas producers, onshore and floating liquefaction plants, and import terminal developers both onshore and floating, LNG traders, project sponsors and investors. They are heavily involved with LNG awareness, client consulting, commercial trading developments and in-depth training courses around the world to help organisations learn from their know-how. The ability to monetize stranded natural gas by cost-effectively producing LNG and transporting it to high value markets has become an important part of the global energy supply and demand balance.
In addition to ‘traditional’ gas plant we are increasingly seeing the growth of LNG (liquefied natural gas) across the World and new infrastructure for both export and import is being built globally to cater for this. LNG is natural gas that has been chilled to a low temperature to become a liquid, when it becomes energy concentrated. This has major advantages for transportation and storage because of its high volume density and the fact that it can be handled as a liquid rather than in gaseous form.
LNG has now achieved the position of an important and rapidly growing energy resource across the world and has particular criticality for N. E. Asia and the Atlantic Basin. It may now have come into the “main-stream” gas business but the global LNG market is still evolving and entering or operating in this new market is challenging, with increased contractual focus, new players, growing costs (again) and many price influences.
LNG is one of the fastest growing energy markets globally and is a key focus area of our activities. The number and scale of LNG projects proposed or under construction will double global production capacity in future years.In the last five years alone, the volume of LNG available on the market has risen by 50 percent, three times faster than the overall growth of world natural gas production. LNG supply is now expected to grow at more than 4% p.a. to 2030, twice as fast as total global gas production (2.1% p.a.). Asia, particularly China and India, will lead demand growth securing major percentages of the global LNG increment. There are many innovations taking place in the supply chain, in both commercial and technical areas, and a key example moving forward is that of the growing demand for floating regasification (FSRU) and/or LNG storage (FSU) vessels, as well as a growing number of private and national projects for floating liquefaction technology (FLNG).