GTT to design LNG carriers' tanks for Hyundai Samho

GTT nets LNGC and VLECs tank design orders

French LNG containment specialist GTT has received two orders from its partners the Korean shipyards Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries for, respectively, the tank design of a new liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC), and the tank design of two new very large ethane carriers (VLECs).

Illustration / Courtesy of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

The LNG carrier will have a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3 and will be fitted with the membrane containment system MarkIII Flex developed by GTT.

It is intended for the European ship owner TMS Cardiff and its delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2026.

The two VLECs will be fitted with the membrane containment system MarkIII developed by GTT, each with a cargo capacity of 98,000 m3.

It is intended for the Japanese ship owner IINO LINES, with the delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.

Mark III technology is a cryogenic liner used to contain liquefied gas at low temperatures during shipping, onshore, and offshore storage, at atmospheric pressure.

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