General Dynamics NASSCO and Braemar LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Braemar Shipping Services, have signed a technology licensing agreement for Braemar to use NASSCO's intellectual property in the design and construction of Flat-Panel, Semi-Membrane, Prismatic-Shaped (FSP) LNG containment systems.
FSP is a new multipurpose Type B flat-panel, semi-membrane, prismatic-shaped LNG tank-containment system, which uses flat plate technology and a universal joint configuration. The system is constructed, outfitted, insulated and fully tested off hull and lifted complete into a vessel while the vessel is still under construction. It is designed to avoid any issues associated with partially filled membrane-type tanks. The off-hull fabrication leads to a reduction in vessel construction time and improves the accuracy, reliability and tank-to-tank construction learning.
Commenting on the agreement, Kevin Graney, VP and GM of General Dynamics NASSCO, said: "We are very excited about licensing this innovative LNG containment technology to Braemar. FSP can be used in multiple LNG applications, including transportation, marine fuel tanks, bunker barges and floating offshore applications.”
FSP has previously received Approval in Principle from both Lloyds Register and ABS.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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