ABS to сlass 45,000 cbm LNG сarrier for Landmark Capital
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime and offshore industries, has been chosen to class a new design of medium-sized LNG carrier to be built in China for Landmark Capital.
The 45,000 cbm vessel, featuring self-supporting IMO Type-A tanks mounted within an insulated hold space, will be built in China, with an option for another vessel.
Last year, ABS completed an Approval in Principle for the ‘LNT A-BOX’ gas containment system and will review the vessel design, survey the construction and class the ship for operation upon delivery, which is due in 2017.
Landmark Capital affiliate LNG New Technologies (LNT), with operations in Norway and Singapore, has developed the LNT A-BOX system and is providing engineering services for the project. LNT intends to market the containment system to third party shipyards that are looking to enter the LNG market.
The LNT A-BOX is one of a handful of new LNG containment designs that has received design approval from ABS. LNT plans to offer the patented system under license to other shipyards once the initial contract is completed.
LNT undertook pre-design work for the vessel and Swedish naval architect FKAB has been engaged to produce the basic design drawings.
ABS is a pioneer in the safe transport and handling of gas, classing the world’s first LNG carrier and responding to the evolving technology demands of the largest and most modern units currently in service. ABS has extensive technical experience with the full scope of gas-related assets, ranging from LNG bunker barges to FLNG units.
Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.