Photo: Illustration; Courtesy of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

GTT to design LNG carriers’ tanks for Hyundai Samho

Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) has ordered the tank design for two new LNG carriers from French LNG containment specialist GTT.

GTT to design LNG carriers' tanks for Hyundai Samho
Illustration; Courtesy of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

On 19 July, GTT announced that it received, in the second quarter of 2022, an order from its partner the Korean shipyard. The order is for the tank design of two new LNG carriers on behalf of a European ship owner. The shipowner, however, still remains undisclosed.

As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will each offer a cargo capacity of 174,000 cbm. The vessels will feature the Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

HSHI will deliver the LNG carriers in the first quarter of 2026.

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In June, Korean shipbuilder Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) revealed it won a $910 million order to construct four new LNG carriers. Specifically, it said its units Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries will each build two 174,000 cbm ships.