The vessel represents an entirely new concept for the transportation of LNG, using a reinforced concrete hull self-propelled carrier with insulated cargo tanks integrated within the hull. The vessel -- with an overall length of 290 m and a beam of 44 m -- is in the size range of the largest steel LNG carriers currently being built. It is of monolithic, concrete construction throughout the entire hull. The inner surface of the hull is separated from the cargo by insulation incorporating primary and secondary barriers. In the event of an explosion the very composition of the concrete makes it resistant to major structural failure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Benn Brothers Limited

    25 New Street Square
    London EC4A 3JA,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00157634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM