KHI wins AiP for new MOSS-type LNG tank

The MOSS-type LNG tank is said to increase the efficiency of LNG carriers (Illustration: KHI)

Designated an IMO Type B independent tank, the non-spherical tank has been designed to make the best use of cargo-carrying space on board LNG carriers. On a conventional Panamax sized vessel capable of carrying 155,000m3, for example, carrying capacity could increase to 180,000m3, according to the shipbuilding company.
KHI Ship & Offshore general manager of the Engineering Division, Hideaki Naoi, said: "As the Panama Canal expands and LNG demand increases, owners and operators are looking to gain efficiencies without compromising safety. This new concept adds 15% more carrying capacity while maintaining the size of Panamax tankers."

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society ABS for a new non-spherical MOSS-type LNG tank design which could significantly increase the efficiency of LNG carriers in future.

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