French LNG containment specialist GTT has received an order from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the design of a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) on behalf of the Japanese ship-owner Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. (MOL).
The FSRU with a capacity of 263,000 m3 will be fitted with the NO96 membrane cryogenic containment system, a technology developed by GTT. The vessel delivery is scheduled in 2023. It will be located in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The FSRU is at the heart of the future terminal and will make it possible to offload, store and regasify LNG for the German market including bunkering supplies for LNG-fuelled ships.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said: "We are delighted to be working with DSME and MOL, two very long-term partners, on this new very large capacity FSRU project.”