Exmar joins consortium developing ballast-free LNG carrier

Receiving approval in principle (Image: Lloyd’s Register)

Belgium-based shipping company Exmar has joined a consortium developing a new design for liquefied natural gas carriers, according to French LNG containment giant GTT.

GTT, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) on Tuesday launched the second phase of their “30,000m³ B-FREE LNG carrier” joint development project also welcoming Exmar as a new partner to the project, GTT said in a statement.

The first phase of the project performed by the trio developed a new design of ballast-free medium-sized LNG carrier, fully compliant with the new IMO “Ballast Water Management Convention”, and using membrane containment systems.

“It showed the potential for competitive advantages for the ship-owners, combining environmentally-friendly features with increased efficiency. It also indicated potentially lower construction and operational costs,” the statement said.

The design received an approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register in December 2017.

Phase II of the project aims to develop the design further and to validate the initial results achieved during the first phase by applying more detailed analysis and verification, including model testing.

 

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2019

The three-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services.

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging London

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging training program has been completed by hundreds of leading traders, analysts, risk managers…

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging Singapore

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging training program has been completed by hundreds of leading traders, analysts, risk managers…

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging Houston

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging training program has been completed by hundreds of leading traders, analysts, risk managers…

read more >