French LNG containment system maker GTT has signed a technical assistance and license agreement with Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine.
The deal is for the design and construction of Sembcorp Marine’s Gravifloat, FSRU and mid-scale LNG carrier products, using GTT membrane solutions.
Sembcorp Marine received its approval after completing a qualification process which started in 2017, including the building of a Mark III mock-up and an audit conducted by GTT, according to a GTT statement.
This new partnership allows both companies to target new markets, especially focusing on solutions for LNG terminals, and to advance the development of LNG in the global fuel supply chain, it said.
Sembcorp Marine’s two shipyards in Singapore have already been already approved for the maintenance of LNG carriers equipped with GTT membrane technologies.
”Sembcorp Marine and GTT share the goal of enhancing the worldwide accessibility of clean and affordable LNG fuel,” said Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO of Sembcorp Marine.
“By combining our respective solutions, we can ensure safer and more reliable LNG delivery, handling and use, and in turn contribute towards more sustainable power generation and consumption. We look forward to an impactful partnership with GTT.”
Sembcorp Marine is a provider of engineering solutions for the offshore, marine and energy sectors, operating a total of nine shipyards in Singapore, Indonesia, the UK and Brazil.