DSME selects GTT containment system for Yamal Trade’s Arctic LNGCs

29 January 2015 (Last Updated January 29th, 2015 18:30)

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order to provide its technology for five large Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be built for Yamal LNG subsidiary Yamal Trade.

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order to provide its technology for five large Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be built for Yamal LNG subsidiary Yamal Trade.

GTT is the membrane containment system design provider for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG.

The LNG carriers will be constructed by Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), and the vessels are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2019.

Featuring innovative NO96-GW technology, the ships will have an optimised boil-off rate of LNG cargo.

"The harsh Arctic conditions make transporting natural gas a huge challenge."

GTT chairman and CEO Philippe Berterottière said: "The harsh Arctic conditions make transporting natural gas a huge challenge.

"GTT is very proud that membrane containment solutions were chosen for these new-generation vessels."

Last week, GTT received an order for four large LNG carriers, which will be built by DSME for Maran Gas.

The vessels will use NO96-GW technology and are scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2019. According to GTT, the company recorded ten similar orders for ice-breaking LNG carriers last year.

Earlier this month, GTT US subsidiary GTT North America signed a technical assistance and license agreement (TALA) with Conrad Shipyard for the design and construction of LNG barges and LNG-fuelled vessel bunker tanks.

The US shipbuilder received its approval after completing the qualification process, including dedicated training of its employees by GTT and the fabrication of a membrane tank model.