GTT has received an order from the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of a new 174,000 cubed metres LNG carrier (LNGC), on behalf of the Greek ship-owner Minerva.

The tanks of this unit, used for the LNG transportation, will be fitted with the Mark III Flex+ membrane containment system developed by GTT, offering a guaranteed boil-off rate of 0.07% of tank volume/day. Its delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT, declared: "We are very pleased of the renewed trust of our excellent partner Samsung Heavy Industries as well as welcome Minerva for its entry this year into the LNG industry. This order brings up to five the number of LNG carriers to be equipped with this new Mark III Flex+ technology."