NORTH WEST SHELF LNG NEWBUILDINGS PROGRESS

NORTH WEST SANDERLING, the first of a projected seven-ship fleet of 125,000 cu m LNG carriers for the Australian North West Shelf export project, is described. The fleet of purpose-built carriers will shuttle cargo on 18-day round voyages from a newly-constructed loading jetty at Withnell Bay to Japan, where certain power utilities are committed to taking the LNG supply on a 19-year contract. Ship dimensions are 272m overall length, 259m length bp, 47.2m width and 10.95m design draft. The containment system selected was the Moss Rosenberg type B independent spherical tank.

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  • Accession Number: 00656610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM