GTT’s 4000m3 bunker vessel approved by Bureau Veritas


Paris – October 7th, 2014. GTT, world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), announces an AIP (Approval In Principal) from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its bunker vessel, with an especially cost effective design.

This AIP follows other recent approvals from several major classification societies for GTT designs for a 2.200m3 bunker barge in the US market and of the REACH4, bunker mast.

This approval further positions GTT in the progressive adoption of LNG as a fuel for commercial vessels. GTT is capitalizing on its long experience in LNG containment by developing solutions along the whole supply chain dedicated to ship bunkering with LNG.

Equipped with Mark III Flex membrane tank design and also fitted with a storage capacity of 1.000m3 MDO (Marine Diesel Oil) as additional bunker fuel for delivery, the 4.000m3 LNG bunker vessel has an improved compact design offering the highest degree of safety in operation. It is particularly well-adapted to perform in congested areas such as narrow channels and ports.

This is a new step for us, recognizing the work done by our team of engineers and designers over a long period”, commented Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.

This new bunker ship will be able to refuel safely client vessels and will be equipped with the REACH4 bunker mast to assure safe and efficient fuel transfer as well as appropriate BOG (Boil-off gas) management solutions.


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