The gas trial of the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day has been completed by Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS). The vessel, Seishu Maru, currently is being constructed for NYK Line at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan.
Responsible for supplying the cargo tank insulation system of the LNG carrier was the WTS subsidiary company Ti Group.
The design of the vessel is a next generation Sayaendo with four spherical Moss tanks with total cargo capacity of 150,000 cubic meters. For protection of the tanks, a continuous cover is integrated with the hull of the vessel.
Anstein Sorensen, Ti Group Managing Director, commented:
"The gas trial is one of the critical tests to pass before the ship can be handed over to owner because it proves that the vessel’s containment system, including the insulation, is working correctly.
"Passing the test at a BOR of just 0.08% is a milestone for the project and sets a standard that reflects our knowledge and expertise in this area."
Having passed its gas trials, the Seishu Maru was delivered to its owner late last month. There are five more LNG carriers to be delivered in this order.
Video Seishu Maru Gas Trial