French-based GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), which designs membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), has announced an order for five large Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs).
The five ARC 7 LNGCs for Yamal Trade will be built by the Korean shipbuilder DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering) and are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2019 and will be built with the innovative NO96-GW technology, which allows an optimised boil-off rate of LNG cargo.
GTT recorded ten similar orders for ice breaking LNGCs in 2014.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT commented: “The harsh Arctic conditions make transporting natural gas a huge challenge. GTT is very proud that membrane containment solutions were chosen for these new generation vessels.”
For over 50 years, GTT has offered to its customers technologies which allow them to optimise storage space and reduce the construction and operation costs of ships or tanks equipped with these systems. GTT operates in several sectors: LNGCs (Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers) and VLECs (Very Large Ethane Carriers), Multi-gas carriers, FLNGs (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas units), FSRUs (Floating Storage and Regasification units), onshore storage tanks and the use of LNG as a fuel.