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GTT receives order from HHI to equip new LNG carrier

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Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has announced it has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to equip a new LNG carrier with its Mark III Flex containment system.

The 180 000 m3 vessel will be built on behalf of Norwegian shipping company NORSPLAN LNG XII AS (Knutsen). It will be constructed at Hyundai’s shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, with delivery scheduled for 2019.

Currently, the Knutsen fleet includes 10 large scale LNG carriers in service, and one on order. All of these vessels feature GTT membrane containment systems. GTT claims that Mark III – the technology that will feature in the new LNG carrier – allows a boil-off rate of 0.085%V/day.

The Chairman and CEO of GTT, Philippe Berterottière, said: “It is the second order of this type this year with the HHI shipyard and the shipowner Knutsen. It highlights the excellent relationship we have with these two key players of the maritime industry."

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