Photo: Illustration only; Courtesy of DSME

DSME orders GTT tank design for Maran Gas LNGCs

French LNG containment specialist GTT has received a tank design order for four new Maran Gas LNG carriers (LNGCs) from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

DSME orders GTT tank design for 4 new LNGCs
Illustration only; Courtesy of DSME

DSME is building these four new ships for Maran Gas Maritime. This is a subsidiary of the Angelicoussis Group, Greece’s largest shipping company.

As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the LNG carriers. Of these, each will offer a capacity of 174,000 cubic metres. The tanks will feature the GTT NO96 GW membrane containment system, a technology that the tech specialist developed.

Deliveries of the vessels will take place in the third and fourth quarters of 2025.

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On the other hand, GTT joined forces to look into the transportation of liquid hydrogen (LH2) for the energy transition. These plans specifically include a preliminary LH2 carrier design.