The ABS-classed Saga Dawn, the world’s first LNG carrier to be fitted with the cargo containment system based on IMO requirements for independent type A tanks, has been delivered to Saga LNG Shipping.
The 45,000-cbm 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.
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 wooden supports and 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.