Knutsen LNG newbuild to have Mark III Flex containment system

JUNE 22, 2017 — GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has received an order from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to equip a new 180 cu.m. LNG carrier with its Mark III Flex containment system.

The vessel is on order for Norspan LNG XII AS (Knutsen) at HHI's Ulsan, South Korea, shipyard for delivery in 2019.

At present, the Knutsen fleet contains ten large scale LNG carriers in service and one on order. These LNG carriers are all equipped with GTT membrane containment systems.

Mark III Flex, the technology adopted for this new LNG carrier, an evolution of the Mark III range, allows a boil-off rate of 0.085%V/day.

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