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Design & Construction of LNG Ships

26-27 October 2016 


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177K LNG tanker

LNG accounts for a significant part of the growth in the global energy supply and despite the recent economic situation the future demand for LNG carriers, floating storage and processing systems is expected to increase.

While some companies are building larger vessels to take advantage of economies of scale, others are looking at developing small vessels for shortsea and coastal trades to help create LNG distribution networks. New and improved containment systems are alo offering the designer a diverse range of options.

There is also a growing interest in floating production, storage and offloading systems for offshore field development and re-gasification systems (FSRU) and plants designed to avoid the need to construct land based processing and distribution centres.

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RINA invites papers from naval architects, builders, class societies, operators and researchers on all related topics, including:

  • Design of larger capacity LNG carriers,
  • Design of shortsea and coastal LNG carriers,
  • Design for greater flexibility to cater for spot market trading,
  • Novel LNG trading routes: Arctic and beyond
  • Floating storage, re-gasification and processing,
  • Alternatives to LNG - CNG, PNG, etc.,
  • Optimisation of power plants
  • Issues associated with partial filled LNG tanks
  • LNG ship to ship transfer systems

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.
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Click here to download a copy of the conference brochure.

Selected papers include:

  • LIQUEFIED GAS SHIPPING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO.
  • FLOATING LNG ­ DESIGN DRIVERS AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES, Keith W Hutchinson, David C Dobson, Babcock International Group, UK.
  • DESIGN & CLASSIFICATION OF IMABARI 178,000M3 LNG TANKERS, Hisatsugu Inoue , Taichi Nakatani , Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan, Kazuaki Yuasa , Henry Chung , Lloyd’s Register.
  • LNG AS FUEL PROJECTS ­ NEW BUILDS AND CONVERSIONS, Bengt Sangberg, Denmark, Iceland & Sweden Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 27/09/2016 After 27/09/2016
RINA members £625+VAT = £750 £725+VAT = £870
Non-members £725+VAT = £870 £825+VAT = £990
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £320+VAT = £384 £320+VAT = £384
Principcal Author £130+VAT = £156 £130+VAT = £156
Additional Author £625+VAT = £750 £625+VAT = £750

Register by 27th September 2016 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale (members £115 and non-members £135) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.


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The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 
RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.





The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment

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Club Quarters

Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.

Hotels Combined

The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London,, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

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Attendance at the Design & Construction of LNG Ships conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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