GTT announced that received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to equip two LNG carriers with its NO96 GW containment system. DSME shipyard based in Geoje – South Korea – will build the vessels of 173,400 m3 each, on behalf of a European ship-owner. Deliveries are scheduled in 2019.
“We are proud of the close relationship we have had with DSME for over 30 years, which has led to this new order. With 103 vessels in service and 49 in order at present, DSME is indeed a faithful user of our NO96 solutions”, declared Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.
The company said that this is the first order of LNG carriers from DSME, since the beginning of 2017. It comes in addition to the order of last February, concerning a floating storage regasification unit, also equipped with GTT NO96 technology.
GTT designs are based on sea-proven technology which enjoys unparalleled feedback from actual use at sea. NO96 GW is one of these latest NO developments which enables LNG cargo boil-off gas optimisation.
The NO96 membrane system is a cryogenic coating directly attached to the ship’s inner hull. This coating is composed of two identical metal membranes and two independent insulation layers.