GTT, the maker of LNG containment systems, informed it has signed a cooperation agreement with the South Korean shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries, for the industrialization of its new Mark V technology.
This agreement includes the development and qualification of a welding robot for the primary stainless steel and secondary invar membranes. The robot will permit the optimization of the welding process and a reduction in construction time, the company said in a statement.
After some years of research and development, the Mark V technology is an optimized version of the Mark III system and its sister Mark III Flex. As with the Mark III and Mark III Flex, the Mark V technology is composed of a double insulation with reinforced polyurethane foam. The new system also includes a nickel-steel alloy corrugated secondary membrane and offers
The new system also includes a nickel-steel alloy corrugated secondary membrane and offers improvement of the warranted daily boil off rate, according to the statement.
The Mark V technology has received AIPs from major classification societies.
GTT recently signed a similar partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries.