French engineering and technology company GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz SA) and Endel, a subsidiary of the Energy Services Branch of ENGIE Group, reaffirmed their collaboration in the area of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, following the recent signing of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems. In the framework of this agreement, Endel unveiled a mock-up of a Mark III type GTT membrane system.
This partnership benefits clients wishing to equip their vessels with LNG membrane tanks adapted to all types of vessels, such as liners, container vessels, bulk carriers, and RO/RO vessels.
“I welcome the partnership with Endel, a company which has much experience in the maritime domain. I am convinced that the market for LNG as a fuel has a great future, and that the collaboration with Endel will make it possible to convince ship-owners of the attractiveness of going to LNG as a fuel, and of opting for the membrane tank technology,” stated Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.
GTT is building strategic industrial partnerships and deploying significant means in research and development, in order to advance its technologies and to offer economic solutions to shipyards and ship-owners.