GTT Receives Order from Samsung Heavy Industries
France's Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that it has received a new order from a Korean shipyard, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), for the design of the tanks of a new LNG tanker with a capacity of 174,000 m3 , on behalf of the Greek shipowner Minerva.
The specialist in cryogenic containment systems said in a press release that the tanks of this unit, used for the LNG transportation, will be fitted with the Mark III Flex+ membrane containment system developed by GTT, offering a guaranteed boil-off rate of 0.07% of tank volume/day. Its delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
The release quoted Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, as saying: “We are very pleased of the renewed trust of our excellent partner Samsung Heavy Industries as well as welcome Minerva for its entry this year into the LNG industry. This order brings up to 5 the number of LNG carriers to be equipped with this new Mark III Flex+ technology.”
GTT is an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).
For over 50 years, GTT has been maintaining reliable relationships with all stakeholders of the gas industry (shipyards, shipowners, gas companies, terminal operators, classification societies). The company designs and provides technologies which combine operational efficiency and safety, to equip LNG carriers, floating terminals, and multi-gas carriers.
GTT also develops solutions dedicated to land storage and to the use of LNG as fuel for the vessel propulsion, as well as a full range of services.