GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers

GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers
Mark III membrane system. Image source: GTT

GTT has received an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of two new 174,000 m3 LNG carriers (LNGC), on behalf of Japanese shipowner NYK.

The tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Mark III membrane system is a cryogenic liner directly supported by the ship’s inner hull. This liner is composed of a primary metallic membrane positioned on top of a prefabricated insulation panel including a complete secondary membrane.

Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT, commented: “We are very pleased to continue our partnership of excellence with Samsung Heavy Industries with the first order of 2019 for the benefit of NYK, an owner with whom we have a very close relationship.”

The vessels are scheduled for delivery between the third and the fourth quarters of 2021.