GTT wins new tank design order from Samsung Heavy for four LNG carriers

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The French LNG containment specialist GTT has won a new order from the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries for the design of tanks for four new LNG carriers.

The tank design order includes two for an Asian shipowner and two for an American shipowner.

Drawing. Courtesy of Samsung Heavy Industries

As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks for ships with a loading capacity of 174,000 m3 each. The transporters will also be equipped with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

Delivery of the vessels is scheduled between the first and third quarters of 2025.

This summer, GTT received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries to design tanks for fourteen new LNG carriers. In addition, the company unveiled its record order intake for LNG carriers and LNG-powered vessels.

This week, GTT signed a technical assistance and license agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industries-Jiangsu (CMHI-Jiangsu), a subsidiary of China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI).

The agreement will allow the shipbuilder to build vessels using GTT’s membrane technologies.

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