GTT has been chosen, in March 2022, by its partner the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled container vessels. LNG is today the marine fuel of choice option to preserve air quality, a major public health issue. It reduces sulphur oxide emissions by 99%, fine particles by 91% and nitrous oxide emissions by 92%. It also reduces ship emissions of CO2 by up to 20% compared to a conventional ship.
Each LNG fuel tank will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment technology, demonstrating that GTT technology is as attractive for mid-size container vessels as for very large ones.
The vessels deliveries are scheduled to occur between the second and fourth quarter of 2024.
In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fueled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels. GTT will also offer its HEARS® emergency response service with 24/7 technical assistance.
In addition, GTT will fit these four vessels with its “GTT Digital” platform, to monitor and optimize the operational performance of the vessels and further reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint.