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DNV GL grants general approval for VARD’s new LNG tank

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DNV GL has released a statement claiming that it has given general approval for ship application (GASA) for VARD’s new LNG-type B-tank design.

The tank has resulted from a joint industry project that commenced in April 2015 by VARD and DNV GL. With design challenges and feasible solutions considered, DNV GL agreed to grant GASA for this new design.

The Managing Director of VARD Engineering Brevik AS, Øystein K. Sæther, said: “Although the design development was difficult, VARD has significantly improved its know-how through the cooperation with DNV GL. There is still some engineering work to do, but the design would not have been at its current stage without the cooperation with DNV GL.”

Petter Tutturen, the LNG Business Director for Gas Carriers at DNV GL, added: "The development of the LNG tank design from the contract signing to the achievement of the GASA Statement is one of most time-efficient projects I have ever seen.

“This has been a result of the excellent cooperation between the several workshops involved, along with VARD’s depth of engineering expertise and top-notch project management.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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