Saga LNG Shipping has successfully completed the Gas Trials for its new LNGC, Saga Dawn, this Sunday, June 16, 2019, at an anchorage near Shanghai, China.
The 45,000m3 LNGC Saga Dawn successfully cooled down one of her three cargo tanks and loaded approximately 2300m3 of LNG at Shanghai LNG’s Wuhaogou terminal on May 26th.
The vessel departed headed for anchorage the afternoon of May 27th to complete the remainder of the Gas Trial Program. Over a three-week span, Saga Dawn completed a full cool down and warm up of all three cargo tanks, including testing of all engines, GCU, and cargo handling equipment.
Immediately following warm up, each tank successfully completed global tightness testing to confirm the integrity of the secondary barrier system. All testing was witnessed by representatives from China Merchants Heavy Industry, ABS, LNT Marine, and Saga LNG Shipping.
“The successful completion of Saga Dawn’s Gas Trials marks the beginning of a new era for LNG containment technology and the LNG shipbuilding industry. In reaching this final milestone of the construction process, we are very proud to share with the market that our Saga Dawn, the world’s first LNG Carrier featuring the LNT A-BOX, is now ready for service.” David Wu, Founder and CEO of Saga LNG Shipping.
Saga Dawn will be delivered this July and enter into service shortly after. Saga Dawn is the world’s first LNG Carrier featuring an IMO type A LNG containment system, based on LNT Marine’s patented LNT A-BOX design. The ABS-classed vessel was built at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Jiangsu yard and features Wärtsilä dual-fuel main and auxiliary engines.