GTT group remains the champion in terms of the number of patents published in 2020, in 1st place in the INPI's list of ETI patent applicants


Paris – June 8th, 2021. In 2020, GTT group, the technological expert in membrane containment systems dedicated to the transport and storage of liquefied gases, was ranked first in the INPI's list of ETI[1] patent applicants, for the second consecutive year, with 58 patents published in 2020[2]. In the ranking of the Top 50 patent applicants in all categories, GTT is in the 30th place.

This ranking confirms GTT's strong capacity for innovation. With a research and development budget representing 10% of its turnover in 2020, GTT places innovation at the heart of its strategy, in all its activities.

The continuous improvement of the GTT group's technologies aims in particular to support its customers in the face of the challenges of decarbonisation. For example, over the last ten years, the technological solutions developed by the Group have enabled greenhouse gas emissions from LNG carriers to be halved. Today, the GTT Group is working on technical and digital solutions for the propulsion of vessels using liquefied natural gas, which can reduce the CO2 emissions of ships by 20%.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, declared: “With this first place in the ranking, for the second consecutive year, the GTT Group reaffirms the power of its innovation and its technological leadership, at the service of the energy transition. Every day, the GTT Group's teams put their passion for innovation and technical excellence at the service of the Group's customers to design cutting-edge technological solutions able to meet their transformation challenges, today and tomorrow.”

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[1] Medium sized companies.
[2] Patent applications published in 2020, ie filed between July 1st 2018 and June 30 2019.