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Friday, October 22, 2021 

GTT has been chosen by South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of six liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled container vessels.

Each LNG fuel tank will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment technology developed by GTT, demonstrating that GTT technology is suitable for mid-size container vessels as very large ships. The ship deliveries are scheduled for between the third quarter of 2023 and the fourth quarter of 2024.

In addition to engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator through every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects: commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, as well as further specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels. GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels. GTT will also offer its HEARS emergency response service with 24/7 technical assistance.

GTT will fit these six vessels with its 'GTT Digital' platform, a smart shipping solution to monitor and optimise the operational performance of the vessels and further reduce energy consumption and environmental footprint.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO, GTT, said: "This new order confirms the performance and safety of GTT solutions adapted to the use of LNG as a marine fuel, both for mid-size and large container vessels, thus contributing to the decarbonisation of ships. The GTT teams are proud to contribute, alongside its partners, to the energy transition of maritime transport.”

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