Article | Proceedings of the 58th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 58) Reykjavik, Iceland, September 25th ‚Äď 27th, 2017 | A multi-period optimization model for the design of new LNG supply chains
Göm menyn

Title:
A multi-period optimization model for the design of new LNG supply chains
Author:
Alice Bittante: Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland Frank Pettersson: Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland Henrik Saxén: Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
DOI:
10.3384/ecp17138332
Download:
Full text (pdf)
Year:
2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the 58th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 58) Reykjavik, Iceland, September 25th ‚Äď 27th, 2017
Issue:
138
Article no.:
044
Pages:
332-342
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-09-27
ISBN:
978-91-7685-417-4
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


Export in BibTex, RIS or text

This paper presents a mathematical model developed to aid decision making in the design of a supply chain for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The supply problem considers the delivery of LNG from a number of supply ports to a set of consumers by maritime transportation to satellite terminals and by land-based truck transports from the terminals to consumers on or off the coast. The model addresses both tactical and strategic aspects in the design of a new supply chain, optimizing maritime routing of a heterogeneous fleet, truck connections and the strategic locations of the satellite terminals. The objective is to minimize the overall cost for the selected time horizon, considering both operation and investment costs. By contrast to an earlier effort by the authors, the present work also addresses storage sizes and inventory at the satellite terminals by applying a multi-period formulation. The performance of the model is illustrated by a case study, where the optimal LNG supply chain for a coastal region at a gulf was designed. The model was found to be a flexible tool for an initial design and feasibility analysis of small-scale LNG supply chains.

Keywords: Energy Systems; MILP; Optimization; Small Scale LNG; Supply Chain

Proceedings of the 58th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 58) Reykjavik, Iceland, September 25th ‚Äď 27th, 2017

Author:
Alice Bittante, Frank Pettersson, Henrik Saxén
Title:
A multi-period optimization model for the design of new LNG supply chains
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp17138332
References:
No references available

Proceedings of the 58th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 58) Reykjavik, Iceland, September 25th ‚Äď 27th, 2017

Author:
Alice Bittante, Frank Pettersson, Henrik Saxén
Title:
A multi-period optimization model for the design of new LNG supply chains
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp17138332
Note: the following are taken directly from CrossRef
Citations:
No citations available at the moment


Responsible for this page: Peter Berkesand
Last updated: 2017-02-21