New issue of GTT Inside: the newsletter of GTT (March 2018)


« I am very pleased to have the opportunity to write my first editorial for GTT Inside, a newsletter where we are trying to keep the industry abreast of our developments, particularly with the objective of further increasing industry efficiency and maintaining its outstanding safety record. My role in GTT began several years ago within the Innovation Directorate, taking on the responsibility for Materials R&D, then subsequently assuming the leadership of the Materials & Laboratory Department, a field that I know very well from my previous professional experience with SAIPEM.

Since last September, I am in charge of the Innovation Directorate, a very exciting challenge in an industry which may appear conservative but which at the same time is looking for and adopting many enhancements. What pleases me most today is to present you some of these developments which may significantly ease the day-to-day life of LNGC owners. For example, with our new technical solution designed to avoid the formation of gas pockets at the top of the tanks, it is now possible to increase the quantity of LNG transported by new-build vessels equipped with this modification. It may appear as a slight improvement; 1% of the cargo volume, but this is far from being insignificant. You will read also that we have obtained General Approval for Ship Application for the Mark III Flex+ technology from four major classification societies. Mark III Flex+ brings a BOR of 0.07%V per day and has already been adopted by one owner. Enjoy reading this issue and please share with us your opinions and comments, not only on the content of this newsletter, but also on all of what we are doing. »

Frédérique Coeuille, Innovation Vice-President

In this issue:

  • INNOVATION / "B-Free LNGc" - Development of an LNG carrier free of Ballast-water
  • TECHNOLOGIES / Solution for isolated vapour pocket management
  • SERVICES / GTT strengthens its service activity by the acquisition of Ascenz
  • TECHNOLOGIES / NO96 Pressurization system Evolution 3 based on Mark solution