GTT organized its first Seminar on GST® Membrane Full Integrity Systems in its Head Office in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, France.
During three days, from 14th to 16th April 2014, more than 40 delegates from EPCs, oil & gas majors, classification societies and engineering companies have attended presentations and site visits, to receive and update on the membrane full integrity technology dedicated to onshore storage.
In the first two days, the presentations gave an insight of the latest design, procurement and construction features of the systems, as well as an interesting panel discussion with well known tank experts. One topic which was debated was whether or not a membrane full integrity really requires a hydrostatic test during construction. Distinguished speakers offered their feedback on the subject: INEOS provided feedback of operation of the first membrane full integrity tank in service since 1972. Energy World Corporation also offered feedback on membrane full integrity tanks under construction in South East Asia.
Elengy organized a visit to the French LNG terminal of Montoir de Bretagne in Britany to close the seminar. A complete tour of the terminal including the surroundings of the LNG full integrity tanks (membrane & self supported) followed. Elengy also proved interesting feedback of the operation of the two membrane full integrity tanks.