GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries to design the LNG tanks of a new LNG carrier


Paris – March 27, 2018. GTT has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to equip a new Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) with its new membrane containment system Mark III Flex+.

Offering a capacity of 180,000m3, this unit will be built at SHI’s yard in South Korea, on behalf of a European shipowner. Its delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
The Mark III Flex+ solution enables a daily Boil-Off Rate of 0.07%V, thanks to an increased insulation thickness and a reinforced arrangement of the secondary barrier. This will be the second LNGC equipped with this latest development of the Mark III technology.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, declared: “We are very pleased with this second order for our all new Mark III Flex+ technology from our partner in excellence, Samsung Heavy Industries, with whom we have launched this technology. We can now offer an unequalled daily boil-off rate of 0.07%.”.