GTT Receives Order From Chinese Shipyard To Design LNG Fuelled Tanks
The Chinese shipyard Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. has booked an order with GTT for the tank design of 5 new LNG-fuelled container ships with a capacity of 15,000 TEU. The ships will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner and their delivery will be delivered between the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022.
The LNG fuel tanks with a capacity of 14,000 m3 per ship will be designed by GTT. The Mark III Flex membrane containment system, which is developed by GTT, has been chosen for its space optimization that will allow maximum usage of cargo capacity.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, declared: “Less than 18 months after the first order for LNG-fuelled container ships, we are delighted to confirm, with this new order, the interest and effectiveness of our solutions to address the emerging environmental challenges for shipping.”