GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has announced the order of nine LNG carriers, which will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
Six of these LNG carriers will be owned jointly by TEEKAY and CLNG, while the other three will be owned jointly by MOL and CSLNG.
All nine LNG carriers are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2019. The ice-braking LNG carriers will be built with the NO 96 membrane technology, which allows for an optimised daily boil-off rate of cargo LNG.
This announcement follows an identical Sovcomflot order for an LNG carrier in March 2014. This LNG carrier will also be built with the NO 96 Technology.
These are the world’s first orders for ice-breaking LNG carriers. They will create the link between the liquefaction production plant at Yamal, located in the North West part of Russia, and numerous customers in North East Asia, travelling via the Arctic Ocean.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTTsaid: “We are very proud of having succeeded in convincing the various partners in this project that the GTT technology is perfectly adapted to this type of difficult environment.”
GTT has not identified any technical or political elements that could affect the LNG carrier orders.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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