DSME Orders GTT Membranes for 2 LNGCs
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), received an order for two Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs) to be built by the Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). GTT said the order adds to what it called an already strong third quarter 2014 order book.
The vessels, be operated by BW Group, a Norwegian owner with a long history of operating GTT-designed LNG carriers, are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2018. They will be built with the NO 96 GW membrane technology, which allows an optimized daily boil-off rate of cargo LNG, and helps to save fuel cost during journeys, GTT said.
Commenting on this latest order, Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT declared, "We are very happy to receive this new order. It shows our long partnership with DSME, which is particularly involved in the promotion of NO 96 membrane systems; as well as BW, who already operates many ships equipped with GTT technologies."