GTT scores tank design order for 2 build-in-Korea LNG carriers

French LNG containment specialist GTT has secured an order to design tanks for two new LNG carriers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

GTT scores tank design order for 2 Korean-build LNG carriers
Courtesy of GTT

The two vessels the Korean shipyards are building will each have a cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic metres.

HSHI is constructing its LNGC for a Liberia ship-owner. The ship will be fitted with the GTT’s Mark III Flex membrane technology.

DSME is building its carrier for an Asian ship-owner. This one will be fitter with the GTT’s NO96 GW membrane containment system.

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GTT says this contract with DSME replaces the order for the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with a capacity of 263,000 cubic metres, which was announced in June 2020 and scheduled for delivery in 2023.

The above-mentioned ships will be delivered at the end of 2023.