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The world's first LNG carrier that incorporates the Technigaz Mark III membrane tank system was delivered in October to its owner, Asia LNG Transport Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between Nippon Yusen K.K. and Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line Berhad of Malaysia.
NKK built the 18,800 cu m, fully double-hull carrier Aman Bintulu at its Tsu works. Construction was completed in September with more than 2 months of sea trials and gas tests using -190 degrees C. liquid nitrogen and final gas trials with LNG.
The tanker is chartered by Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. to transport LNG from Malaysia's Sarawak gas fields to the Fukuoka terminal of Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., Japan, which …