French cargo containment technology provider GTT will design the cryogenic fuel tanks for 12 LNG-fuelled container vessels for CMA CGM
The LNG tanks will be fitted with GTT’s Mark III membrane containment technology, and will be able to load 14,000 m3 of LNG.
Construction will take place at Chinese shipyards Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard who will each build six vessels, able to carry 13,000 and 15,000 containers respectively.
GTT chairman and chief executive Philippe Berterottière said “After nine container vessels ordered in 2017 and five in 2019, the choice of GTT technology is confirmed by CMA CGM for the liquefied natural gas propulsion of its vessels."
“Participating in the decarbonisation of maritime transport alongside the CMA CGM Group and our partners Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard is a source of great pride for GTT and its teams, and offers further proof of the efficiency and safety of our technological solutions to support the energy transition of shipowners.”
The 12 vessels will be delivered between Q4 2023 and Q3 2024.
GTT will also provide tank designs for 15 ARC7-class LNG carriers being built at Russia’s Zvezda shipyard.
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