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India received certification to build LNG ships

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Cochin Shipyard becomes the first shipyard in India to receive certification to build LNG-transporting ships for any client world-wide, joining the league of South Korea, Japan and China.

  • The CEO of Gaztransport et Technigaz (GTT), Philippe Berterottiere awarded the license to Subramaniam, CMD, Cochin Shipyard.

India received certification to build LNG shipsAbout Gaztransport et Technigaz
GTT is a French company which provides the certification. It is a leader in design engineering and provides membrane-type containment systems for the transportation and storage of LNG.

Key Facts

  • Cochin Shipyard has signed a license agreement with French technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT).
  • The most critical part of an LNG ship is its cryogenic containment and handling system as the LNG is authorised carried at a temperature of 163 degrees.
  • Cochin Shipyard is to use the membrane type technologies of GTT for any liquid gas carriers, more particularly the LNG carriers.

About LNG carrier
An LNG carrier is a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). The first LNG carrier Methane Pioneer (5,034 DWT) left the Calcasieu River on the Louisiana Gulf coast on 25 January 1959.

  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (methane, CH4) that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport.