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Samsung Heavy picks GTT tank design for new LNG carrier

South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has ordered a tank design from the French LNG containment specialist GTT for a new LNG carrier.

Samsung Heavy picks GTT tank design for new LNG carrier
Illustration only; Courtesy of Samsung Heavy Industries

As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the new LNG carrier. The vessel in question is to offer a capacity of 180,000 cubic metres.

SHI is building the vessel for an undisclosed shipowner.

The LNGC tanks will specifically feature the GTT Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

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The shipyard will deliver the vessel during the second quarter of 2024.

Just last week, SHI has also ordered the same tank design for two new LNG carriers.