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In 2001 Belgian shipowner Exmar and US charterer Excelerate Energy worked together with Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop a flexible solution for the discharge of LNG. The Energy Bridge concept involves fitting LNG tanker with an onboard regasification plant ans a swivel mooring turret and manifold, and providing a suitable offshore buoy and pipeline system through which to discharge the LNG into gas grid ashore, without the need for a full LNG terminal on land. The concept also allows the vessels to discharge LNG direct ashore at any terminal with a gas receiving line, without the need for a special LNG single buoy mooring. See also LNG RV.