GTT scores tank design order for Chinese LNG carrier
French liquefied natural gas containment specialist GTT has been contracted to design the tank for a Chinese mid-scale LNG carrier.
The order was placed by the Chinese Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard.
The yard is building the LNG tanker for its compatriot, Shenzhen Gas Corporation.
The vessel will have a cargo capacity of 79,960 cubic meters of LNG. It will be fitted with the NO96 L03+ membrane containment system, a technology developed by GTT.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in January 2023.
Shenzhen Gas placed the order for the mid-scale LNG carrier at the end of March. The order has a price tag of $140 million with the vessel’s construction set to start this month.
According to Shenzhen, the vessel will be the largest shallow-water LNG tanker and will be suitable for river-sea transportation.