Gaztransport News

12 Jan 2020

GTT Wins 8 LNGC Orders from HHI Yard

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French liquefied natural gas (LNG) containment system specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received several orders from Korean shipyards Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) for the equipment of eight new LNG Carriers (LNGC).According to a press note from the French LNG storage technology firm, the orders were receirved at the end of December 2019.Each vessel will offer a capacity of 174,000 m3 and will be fitted with the Mark III Flex…

08 Dec 2019

Wison, GTT Ink LNG Floater Accord

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French technology firm Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) has signed a technical assistance and license agreement (TALA)  for the use of its membrane solutions for liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels with Chinese shipyard Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM).The deal covers equipment of floating liquefied natural gas units (FLNG), floating storage and regasification units (FSRU), floating storage regasification power (FSRP) units and LNG carriers, using membrane solutions developed by the French LNG containment specialist.WOM is a pioneer in floating LNG in China…

04 Dec 2019

LR Approves New LNG-Fueled VLCC Design

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The UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted approval in principle (AiP) to a quartet for an LNG-fueled VLCC design that uses a prismatic GTT Mark III membrane LNG tank.The AiP was granted to China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), and Gaztransport and Technigaz(GTT).The main objectives of the AiP include developing a specification for a dual fuel VLCC that meets the IMO’s GHG 2030 emission limitations and preparing the relevant design drawings.CMES and CNOOC G&P…

02 Dec 2019

GTT to Design LNG Tanks for LNG Carriers Trio

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French multinational naval engineering firm Gaztransport & Technigaz SA (GTT) has received orders from an Asian Shipyard concerning the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank design of three new LNG carriers.All three will be built on behalf of European ship-owners. The delivery of these vessels is scheduled between the end of 2021 and mid-2022.The names of the contracting parties and the characteristics of the vessels remain confidential at this stage.GTT is an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas…

17 Oct 2019

GTT Intros Several Advances in LNG Tech

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French multinational naval engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced several advances in its technology development process.The American Bureau of Shipping classification society issued the "LNG Cargo Ready" rating to GTT for its latest VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier) model, a first in the ethane sector. The rating certifies that the ethane carriers can be used to transport liquefied natural gas without having to convert the ship's tanks.GTT also received approval…

17 Oct 2019

GTT LNG Carrier Orders at Record Highs

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Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a company specialised in the design of membrane containment systems for maritime transportation and storage of liquefied gas, said its business activity was marked by a number of successes during the first nine months of 2019, particularly in the field of LNG carriers.In addition to the 26 orders for LNG carriers booked during the first half of the year, there were an additional 14 bookings in the third quarter of 2019, i.e. a total of 40 LNG carrier orders during the first nine months of 2019.GTT's core business activity is…

16 Oct 2019

Partners Developing LNG-fueled VLCC

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Partners involved in a new joint development project (JDP) have set out to design a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel.Lloyd's Register (LR), China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC), and GazTransport and Technigaz SA (GTT) have teamed up to evaluate design options for an LNG-fueled VLCC that uses a prismatic GTT Mark III membrane LNG tank. The scope of the JDP includes reviewing solutions to minimize construction costs for LNG-fueled ships…

17 Sep 2019

GTT Scores VLEC Order from HHI & SHI

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French liquefied natural gas containment system specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received an order notification for the tank design of six very large ethane carriers (VLEC).According to the engineering company its membrane technology has been chosen for the tank design which will be built by the Korean shipyards Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on behalf of Chinese based Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical.The delivery of the vessels…

12 Sep 2019

LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

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The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier containment market was USD 11.21 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach around USD15.56 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2019 and 2025.The LNG carrier containment market is majorly driven by the rising demand for natural gas from various industries and LNG’s growing number of residential and commercial applications, said a report by Zion Market Research.Furthermore, LNG has witnessed an exponential increase in its demand as an automobile fuel in recent past…

11 Sep 2019

GTT Wins Two Orders from Hyundai Heavy

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French liquefied natural gas containment system specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that it has  received two orders from the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).Each order is concerning the tank design of one new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier (LNGC), one on behalf of the ship-owner Tsakos and the other one on behalf of Capital Gas Carriers, said the engineering company.Each unit will offer a capacity of 174,000 m3, it said.GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

02 Jul 2019

GTT Wins DSME Order for 4 New LNG Carriers

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French liquefied natural gas containment system specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received an order, in June, from the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).The shipping engineering company said in a press release that the order is concerning the tank design of four new 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers on behalf of the Greek ship-owner Maran Gas.The delivery of the ships is planned between end of 2021 and early 2022, said the release.Philippe Berterottière…

17 Jun 2019

GTT Wins Tank Design Order from HHI

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French liquefied natural gas containment system specialist, Gaztransport Et Technigaz SA (GTT) has been contracted by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to design tanks for two LNG carrier newbuilds.The engineering company said in a press release that the vessels were being built on behalf of the Greek ship-owner Dynagas.Each vessel offering a capacity of 180,000 m3, these units will be equipped with tanks fitted with the Mark III Flex+ containment system, it said. The vessels’ delivery is expected for the first semester of 2022…

16 Apr 2019

GTT's Vessel Order Book Hit Record

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French technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that with 14 orders for LNG carriers booked in the first quarter of 2019, its main business activity is at an all-time high."The LNG carriers will all be equipped with recent GTT technologies (Mark III Flex+, Mark III Flex and NO96 GW). They will be delivered between the end of 2020 and the end of 2021," the company, which is active in the field of cryogenics and storage of liquefied gases, said.In March 2019,…

29 Mar 2019

GTT to Design LNG Tanks for Sembcorp

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French shipping engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received an order from Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine shipyard concerning the tank design of the LNG bunkering vessel on order at the yard for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) subsidiary.The LNG containment specialist said in a release that it will design the tanks of the vessel, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system, a technology developed by GTT.The vessel will offer a total cargo tank capacity of 12,000 m3.

27 Feb 2019

Record Level of New Orders for GTT in 2018

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French shipping engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) said that the new ship orders in 2018 surged on year to 50 from 21, making its sales hit a 10-year high, driven by demand from natural gas liquefaction units in construction, in particular in the US.GTT won 48 orders for LNG carriers and two orders for Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRUs)."Most of these LNG carriers orders are intended for natural gas liquefaction units under construction, in particular in the United States.

06 Feb 2019

GTT Wins SHI's LNG Tank Design Order

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French LNG containment specialist GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has announced that it has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) concerning the tank design of a new 174 000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier on behalf of a European shipowner.The Paris-based engineering company said that the delivery of the ship is planned during the first half of 2021.GTT’s membrane containment system Mark III Flex has been selected for the design of the tanks. The name of the ship-owner remains confidential at this stage.Philippe Berterottière…

01 Feb 2019

GTT Nets LNG Tank Design Order

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French liquefied natural gas (LNG) containment system specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received an order from an Asian shipyard concerning the tank design of two new LNG carriers.GTT’s membrane containment system NO96 GW has been selected for the design of the tanks, said a press release from the company.The vessels’ delivery is expected for Q4 2020 and Q1 of 2021 respectively, it said.The ship-owner’s and shipyard's names remain confidential.Two weeks ago, GTT  received…

17 Jan 2019

GasLog's LNG Pair to be Built at SHI with GTT Tank

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Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that it has received an order from the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of two LNG carriers, on behalf of the ship-owner Gaslog.Each offering a capacity of 180,000 m3, the tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex+ containment system.The vessels' delivery is expected for Q2 and Q3 of 2021 respectively, said GTT, an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas…

05 Dec 2018

GTT Receives Order from Samsung Heavy Industries

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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.

26 Nov 2018

GTT Wins Tank Design Order of a New LNG Carrier

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French specialist in liquified natural gas (LNG) containment systems Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received a new order notification from a Korean shipyard for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC), to be built on behalf of a European ship-owner.The vessel’s delivery is expected in Q1 2021. The ship-owner’s and shipyard's names are confidential.The LNG tanks of the vessel will be equipped with the proven Mark III Flex containment system developed by GTT.Last week…

02 Oct 2018

NYK Signs LNG Charter Deal with Total

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NYK Line has signed a contract with Total Gas & Power Chartering Limited (TGPCL), a subsidiary of Total, a leading oil and energy company headquartered in France.The contract calls for TGPCL to charter from NYK a newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier for seven years, with an optional extension period of one year. The new vessel will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea and is due to be delivered in 2021.The LNG carrier will be equipped with a WinGD-made dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine (i.e.…

20 Sep 2018

LR Grants AiP for Wison’s 300MW FSRP Design

David Barrow, LR Commercial Director – Marine & Offshore presents the AiP to Maarten Spilker, Wison Solutions Director at Gastech this week in Barcelona. (Photo: Lloyd’s Register)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has issued approval in principle (AiP) to Wison for its 300MW capacity floating storage, regasification, power plant (FSRP) concept design.A relatively new design concept, FSRPs are essentially floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plants that receive LNG from ships and store it within tanks below deck, before regasifying the LNG and using it to fuel an onboard power plant.LR, Wison and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) are working together in developing this 300MW barge-type FSRP unit that will be moored at a jetty or placed near-shore.

18 Sep 2018

Keppel Partners GTT on LNG Solutions

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Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) that will enable the companies to jointly market liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions leveraging GTT's membrane containment systems and Keppel's shipyard expertise.Keppel O&M's network of global yards will be able to offer GTT's LNG systems in the design, construction and maintenance of LNG carriers, LNG Bunker vessels, LNG-fuelled vessels, and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU).Since completing its first LNG carrier repair in 1990…

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