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Floating industrial applications and solutions are already among us...




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This LNG (liquified Natural Gas) - plant was built on a concrete flat raft (life expectance 200 years maintenance free) and delivered to the adriatic to supply gas to the italian market.

Beer might follow.... the concept seems to work as well shore near as offshore (Nkossa barge is 60 km offshore).

 

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In fact the russians build floating nuclear power plants as we speak.  They have them deployed in the arctic to supply arctic mining/oil/gas activities and settlements, and they made a deal with indonesia for floating nuclear power plant export.

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There is certainly a benefit in building a piece of technology at a site where you have all the resources and export it to a place where non of those resources exist. The limit has always been the street and container transport weight and size. Although it is almost a "standard process" to dismantle a factory and build it up from container sized pieces in another location - mounting it in one piece on a floating platform of unlimited size and export it as a working factory is obviously much better.

The concept of floating industry has been present since the wooden whale oil factory ships of the 19th century it was improved by the tuna processing ship that packed the product ready for super market, but it looks like industy is now looking to other fields for not traditionally ocean bound industries like Energy and beverage - it seems to be a natural outcome of globalization and the need to move factories that comes with it...

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Fleet brewing may be future of beermaking

by: Dominic Walsh
From: The Times
October 11, 2010 11:45AM



ONE of the world's biggest brewers may build large floating breweries to respond to the industry's future water and energy needs.

There are oil platforms, factory ships and cruise ships so large they are more like floating towns - and now SABMiller is looking into the concept of ship-borne breweries amid predictions that water and energy, both key to beer production, will become increasingly scarce commodities over the next 20 years.

SAB Miller, which owns such brands as Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro,has invested heavily in making its breweries more efficient due to the size and scale of its existing operations.

Andy Wales, SABMiller's group head of sustainable development, said that the group's water consumption of 4.7 litres per litre of beer was lower than the industry average of five litres, but it was targeting a cut to 3 and a half litres by 2015.

A recent study, part-funded by SABMiller, found that there could be a potential shortfall of 40 per cent in water resources available across the world by 2030.

The brewer has also teamed up with the WWF, the environmental organisation, and GTZ, a German government agency, to establish the Water Futures partnership to promote private sector action on sustainable management of water resources and the sharing of the lessons learnt.

The concept of a floating brewery has been put forward by Innovia Technology, a consultancy working with SABMiller, as part of a project to predict how a range of different scenarios in terms of the cost and availability of water and energy will affect the technology required to carry on brewing in 2030.

Rob Wilkinson, director of Innovia, said: "It would provide flexibility in positioning and length of stay and allow SABMiller to move with water sources, with people, with crops, or even away from severe weather, natural disasters or political instability."

Maurice Egan, SABMiller's group head of manufacturing said: "The business case behind the thinking is very serious ."

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