GTT has been awarded a contract by the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to design fuel tanks with up to 12,800 cubic metre-capacity for two dual-fuelled boxships.
The tanks will be fitted with GTT’s Mark III Flex membrane containment technology and the 15,600 TEU-capacity vessels are scheduled for deliver between Q4 2023 and Q1 2024.
GTT will also assist in the commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, as well as the maintenance of the vessels. The company will provide training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels.
In addition, the vessels will be equipped with the ‘GTT Digital platform, which monitors and optimises the operational performance of the vessels and further reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, commented: ‘This order marks the first collaboration on LNG-fuelled vessels between GTT and its long-time Korean partner Hyundai Heavy Industries.
'GTT is proud and excited to support the shipping industry in its determination to increasingly use LNG as fuel, thus reducing the environmental footprint of ships.'
Seung-Ho Jeon, Ship Building division, Executive Vice President of Hyunday Heavy Industries, added: ‘HHI is pleased to enter this new chapter of our partnership with GTT, which allows us to expand our LNG-powered container ship portfolio. The choice of GTT's membrane technology represents an enhancement of technological performance and flexibility for the construction of our vessels.’