Revue Juridique de l'Environnement


FSRU: Comparative Law approach Volume 49, issue 1, March 2024


Maître de conférences en droit privé

Université Le Havre Normandie, CERMUD

The development of FSRUs outside of France raised questions that are relevant to the debates around the planned Floating LNG terminal of Le Havre. The hybrid character of FSRUs – usually LNG carriers that are permanently moored and not used for transportation – casts doubt over their status as ships. In deciding whether they are indeed ships, States may be following strategic interests.