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LNG VESSEL COMPLETES MAIDEN VOYAGE AND CARGO DISCHARGE

Monday, May 4, 2020 

Ship designer FKAB reports that the ‘Saga Dawn’, the first vessel of its kind with IMO Type A LNG tanks, has completed its maiden voyage and safely discharged its first cargo in Guangdong, China.

The 45,000 m3 LNG vessel for Saga LNG shipping was designed and developed by FKAB Marine Design in cooperation with LNT New Technologies and was built at China Merchants Heavy Industry. The whole process, including development, design and building, took almost 10 years, but according to FKAB: "The result is great and will be a breakthrough for LNG shipping. We at FKAB are proud to be part of this journey, and together with the owner and shipyard design this new type of LNG carrier."

The vessel has a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-BOX, developed by LNT New Technologies, and Saga Dawn is the first vessel of its kind with such tanks. This new type A tank offers cost effective design and easy fabrication enabling new yards to enter the LNG sector.

The tank configuration gives excellent volume utilisation and provides an efficient hull form, ensuring almost a closed flat deck area. The vessel has a deadweight at design draught of 24,500t/ 29 500t at freeboard draught and is designed for low fuel consumption and high cargo capacity.

It has four stroke dual fuel main engine and auxiliary engines able to use natural gas.

The vessel concept is named LNT 45 and was developed by FKAB together with LNT New Technologies. FKAB was involved both in the project to design the LNG tanks and the Basic Design of the vessel, through FKAB’s offices in Sweden and China.

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