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GTT completes LNG Brick® testing

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LNG Industry,

GTT's new compact cryogenic storage solution, the LNG Brick®, has reached the end of its test campaign.

The technology, comprising a Mark III membrane system, is delivered as a block ready to be installed into a ship's structure. The LNG Brick® provides LNG fuel tanks solutions for capacities ranging between 1000 and 3000 m3. It also permits the construction of the LNG Brick® tank at a location other than the shipyard which will integrate it into a LNG propelled vessel. LNG Brick® will also enable easier management of small volumes of boil-off gas thanks to its ability to maintain a higher tank pressure than traditional membrane tanks.

GTT has entrusted Dongsung FineTec – a Korean company specialising in the production of insulation panels used for GTT's technologies – with the creation of a prototype. The tests, carried out under cryogenic conditions, have demonstrated the satisfactory performance of this new system.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, declared: "We are pleased to be able to expand our range of membrane containment systems with this reliable, high performance solution. Given the current economic environment and LNG price levels, it seems to us to be an appropriate answer to address many of our customers' concerns."

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