Useful Service Life of LNG Carriers - 20, 30, 40 Years? (eBook)

Published Date

January 1990

Useful Service Life of LNG Carriers - 20, 30, 40 Years? (eBook)

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This paper describes a study of the useful service life of 5 LNG carriers carried out by DNV on behalf of Gotaas-Larsen. (9pp)

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This paper is based on a comprehensive study carried out by Det norske Veritas on behalf of Gotaas-Larsen of their fleet of 5 LNG carriers, having accumulated a total of 58 ship years of operation. These vessels have all independent spherical cargo tanks of Moss-Rosenberg Verft (MRV) design

The basic objective of the study was to:
i) determine and evaluate the condition of the Gotaas-Larsen fleet of LNG carriers.
ii) evaluate these vessels' potential for extended lifetime beyond 20 years.

Vessels included in the study are classed with DnVC and their age ranged between 8 and 13 years, with an average of about 11,6 years.

Considerations of useful service life of vessels includes elements such as safety and economy and these are dealt with in the paper, with emphasis on technical and safety aspects.

Paper Delivered by:
Dr T-C. Mathiesen
J Koren
S Valsgård
(All of Det norske Veritas A/S)
E Skramstad (Veritec)
B Thygesen (Gotaas-Larsen Ltd)

Prepared for:
Gastech Amsterdam 1990

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: Useful Service Life of LNG Carriers - 20, 30, 40 Years? (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g061
Published Date: January 1990

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