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    GTT scores contract at Arctic LNG-2

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GTT is also eyeing LNG storage opportunities at Russian tankers.

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GTT scores contract at Arctic LNG-2

French LNG tech company GTT has been hired for detailed design and construction of three gravity-based structures (GBSs) at Novatek’s Arctic LNG-2 plant in northern Russia, it said on September 26.

GTT was issued a contract for the work from a joint venture between Italy’s Saipem and Turkey’s Renaissance Heavy Industries, who won a $2.5bn deal to build the structures in December last year.

The three GBSs are each fitted with a pair of 114,500-m3 LNG storage tanks, and two of them also hold a 980-m3 ethane tank each. GTT will undertake the design work, construction studies and technical assistance for these facilities using its patented technology.

GTT mainly provides storage solutions for LNG carriers, with this being its first work order at a GBS project.

“We are very confident in the perspectives of this solution and are looking forward to working on this project with our highly experienced partners in order to accompany them from an early stage,” GTT CEO Philippe Berterottiere commented.

Arctic LNG-2 was approved by Novatek and its international partners in September and is due to start up in 2023. At peak capacity it will export 19.8mn mt/yr of LNG.

GTT is also looking to supply LNG storage systems to Russian tankers. Last month it secured approval in principle (AiP) from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) for deploying its Mark III Flex and NO96 LO3+ storage systems at Arc7 ice-class ships.