The Conch 165,000m3 LNG Tanker (eBook)

Published Date

January 1974

The Conch 165,000m3 LNG Tanker (eBook)

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At the time this paper was prepared, it was believed that there were several reasons for supposing that larger LNG tankers would soon be ordered, ie:
- the total capital investment required for a given project would be reduced
- the overall fleet operating costs would be less
- operating experience on the existing 75 000 cu m ships was accumulating rapidly and the first 125 000 cu m ships were entering service.

As we now know it took a further 35 years before LNG carriers of 165,000 cu m 9and larger arrived) but this paper shows how owners and builders in the mid '70's felt relaxed about the step up in size. (13pp)

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The selection of 165 000 cu m capacity, as such (at the time), had no special significance other than it 'fits' certain current LNG project studies (e.g. for the Ruhrgas/Salzgitter/Gasunic project to import from Algeria to N.W. Europe); it also has the advantage that designs for this size vessel using other technologies already exist and can therefore be compared; it is a reasonable step up in size and does not require an increase in the number of individual cargo tanks; furthermore, it is about the largest vessel which can be designed to a draft of 36ft and operate into US East Coast ports.

Part of the initial cost evaluation for the 165 000 cu m ship included a 'quick look' at 200 000/250 000 cu m ships, more to establish the shape of this end of the design curves than as a design study at the same lime it has enabled us to confirm that no technical problems are likely to develop in applying the basic Conch design concept to ships of much larger sizes.

Paper delivered by:
Roger C. Ffooks, Conch Methane Services Ltd., London

Prepared for:
Gastech Amsterdam 1974

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: The Conch 165,000m3 LNG Tanker (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g035
Published Date: January 1974

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