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September 2018

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AiP for GTT’s new LNG carrier design

Following on the DSEC/GTT design of a 6,500 m3 bunker barge that received an Approval in Principle (AiP) last June, Bureau Veritas recently granted an AiP for a new LNG carrier design developed by GTT. The new design is a 180,000 m3 LNG carrier with four membrane tanks utilizing Mark III Flex technology. This membrane insulation system is designed to keep the laden boil-off rate under 0.085% of cargo volume per day.

Like many of the new constructions recently signed by South Korean yards, the ship design is based on a twin-screw configuration with slow-speed dual fuel engines that offer a technically feasible and economically optimal propulsion solution for LNG carriers. In addition, the ship’s fully flexible 48 m beam design enables it to transit through the Panama Canal.

carlos.guerrero@bureauveritas.com