Saga LNG’s mid-size carrier completes sea trials

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Saga LNG Shipping’s 45,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier named Saga Dawn has completed sea trials in the East China Sea.

As reported by LNG World News, the LNG vessel left China Merchants Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) shipyard in Jiangsu last Thursday.

Saga Dawn has returned from a 5-day trial where the vessel showed “great performance,” FKAB, that developed the mid-sized vessel together with LNT New Technologies, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The speed and manoeuvring tests showed very good result, and the speed of 17 knots is well above both contracted speed and model test results,” FKAB said.

This vessel is the first LNG carrier in the world using the LNT A-Box LNG containment system developed by LNT Marine.

It has a deadweight of 24,500 tons at design draught and 29,500 tons at freeboard draught.

Saga Dawn is powered by a four-stroke dual fuel engine and auxiliary engines capable of running on natural gas.

Saga LNG’s chief David Wu said last week that following sea trials the company would work towards to the gas trails in February or March 2019. After that, the vessel would start its operations.

This is the first LNG carrier for Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping with the company planning to expand its fleet with additional small and mid-sized carriers.

 

LNG World News Staff

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