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ABS CLASSES FIRST LNG CARRIER WITH LNT A-BOX

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 

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

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

“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 SVP 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.”

The LNT A-Box system was developed by LNT Marine, and features IMO independent prismatic type A tanks as the primary containment. The tanks are supported by laminated wooden supports, with 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.

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