New LNG cargo system sees the light of day

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 19 December 2019

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ABS-classed Saga Dawn, the world’s first LNG Carrier to be fitted with the innovative LNT A-BOX cargo containment system based on IMO requirements for independent type A tanks, has been delivered to Saga LNG Shipping.

The 45,000-m3 Saga LNG Shipping vessel, which completed three weeks of gas trials in June, was constructed by China Merchants Heavy Industry at its Jiangsu shipyard in Haimen, China.

Saga dawn

LNT A-BOX system was developed by LNT Marine. It features an IMO independent prismatic type A tanks as the primary containment. The tanks are supported by laminated wooded supports and a liquid-tight thermal insulation attached to the hull compartment as an independent secondary barrier.

“After nearly 10 years of research and development, we are delighted to see the completion and delivery of the first LNG carrier based on our LNT A-BOX technology. We would like to thank CMHI, Saga and ABS for excellent cooperation throughout the project,” said Kjetil Sjølie Strand, CEO, LNT Marine.

“ABS has a track record of working with innovators in gas worldwide and we are proud that this project joins the list of successful projects,” said Eric Kleess, ABS Senior Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere Operations. “Innovation is essential to move our industry forward and it is our mission to work with the designers and builders to harness the benefits of these designs while keeping safety at the forefront.”

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