France-based GTT, engineering company in containment systems for the shipping and storage in cryogenic conditions of LNG, has received an LNG tank order from the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd.
This contract relates to two dual purpose vessels capable of operating as efficient LNG carriers and floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs). These vessels will be built at Shanghai, China, for the owner Dynagas. Their delivery is due in 2021.
GTT will design the LNG tanks of both units, each representing a capacity of 174,000 m3. The membrane cryogenic containment system NO96 GW, with glass wool insulation, will be used for the LNG storage on-board. Currently 14 vessels in operation and 42 on order use this technology.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, declared, “We are pleased to once again accompany the ship-owner, Dynagas, in its continued development in the LNG industry and to contribute to the very first FSRUs built by our Chinese partener Hudong-Zhongua. This new order highlights the trusting relationships GTT maintains with this shipyard, which is part of the biggest shipbuilding group in China.”