Hyundai Samho picks GTT tank design for four LNG-fuelled containerships
Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) has ordered the cryogenic fuel tanks for four new LNG-fuelled container vessels from French LNG containment specialist GTT.
These vessels will each be capable of carrying 7,900 containers. They will each have an LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 6,000 cbm.
Each LNG fuel tank will specifically feature the Mark III Flex membrane containment technology.
Hyundai Samho will deliver the containerships in the third and the fourth quarter of 2024.
Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said: “This new order confirms the strong momentum of LNG as a fuel that started in 2021, and the growing interest of international shipyards and shipowners for GTT’s membrane technology in this segment. We are convinced that LNG is a solution to reduce the carbon footprint of maritime transport…”