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November 2018


AiP for GTT’s new cargo containment system

GTT has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas for its new cargo containment system (CCS), designed to store marine grade liquefied natural gas (LNG)

The CCS, named NO96 Flex, benefits from NO96 technology as well as the use of an efficient foam panel insulation. The NO96 technology features insulating panels that are mechanically anchored to the inner hull and a double metallic barrier concept with corrugated stainless steel.

The use of PU Foam at primary and secondary levels will allow an LNG boil-off rate reduction down to 0.07 per cent per day for a standard 174,000m3 LNG carrier.

The integration of insulating foam panels within the NO96 system is also enhanced to take advantage of the continuous improvement in thermal performance of Polyurethane foam material.

Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore said: “Bureau Veritas is delighted to be able to help accompany GTT in its ambitions to continue capturing and innovating solutions in the field of LNG containment for the gas supply chain.”

A mock-up phase is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020

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Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO, GTT and Philippe Cambos, Director and Senior Technical Advisor, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.