Design and Construction of an 18,800 m3 LNG Carrier. The First Vessel of the Technigaz, Mk III Membrane Design(eBook)

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January 1993

Design and Construction of an 18,800 m3 LNG Carrier. The First Vessel of the Technigaz, Mk III Membrane Design(eBook)

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This paper describes the rationale behind the order of an 18,800M3 Technigaz MK III tanker, the first of its type. (17pp)

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An LNG carrier with a capacity of 18,800 m3, which will enter service in 1993 and carry LNG from Malaysia to the Fukuoka terminal of Saibu Gas Co, Ltd. is now under construction in our NKK Tsu Works for the Malaysian shipowner "Asia LNG Transport Sdn. Bhd." (ALT).

As presented in our previous paper "Coastal LNG Transportation" at GASTECH 88, some local city gas companies in Japan are seriously considering the conversion of raw material to LNG from present LPG/naphtha. Among those local city gas companies, Saibu Gas Co,Ltd. decided and committed in 1990 to purchase up to 360 thousands tons of LNG per year for 20 years starting from 1993 directly from "Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd." (MLNG) based on the unique shipping scheme by small ocean tankers. At the same time the newbuilding of an 18,800 m3 type LNG carrier with Technigaz (TGZ) Mark III membrane system was ordered from NKK by ALT, who was also awarded by MLNG for long term charter to transport LNG from Bintulu to Hakata.

TGZ is a French gas technology company and well known in LNG cargo containment field for providing the proven corrugated membrane system (Mark I) applied on 12 LNG carriers since 1971, and launched the improved version of this system as Mark III, replacing insulation and secondary barrier materials with glassfiber reinforced polyurethane foam (lower thermal conductivity) and aluminum foil/glass cloth composite (enhanced tightness) respectively. The vessel will be the first small ocean tanker carrying LNG for local city gas companies in Japan as well as the first LNG carrier built with TGZ Mark III membrane technique in the world.

Paper Delivered by:
N Umekawa
Y Oniki
M Kawashima
H Kamata
T Kobayashi
T Akiba
(All from NKK Corporation, Japan)

Prepared for:
Gastech Paris 1993

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Design and Construction of an 18,800 m3 LNG Carrier. The First Vessel of the Technigaz, Mk III Membrane Design(eBook)
Product Code: 4433G014
Published Date: January 1993

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