GTT gets ClassNK approval for its alternative fuels tech
The company has been granted four approvals in principle (AiP) from the classification society ClassNK on its latest development projects in alternative fuels. [Image: GTT]By Shardul Sharma
France’s GTT has been granted four approvals in principle (AiP) from the classification society ClassNK on its latest development projects in alternative fuels, it said on March 7.
The first one is for a concept of a 12,500 m3 LNG dual-fuel very large crude carrier, fitted with GTT’s Mark III Flex system. The second is for a concept of LNG fuel tanks with NH3-ready notation that includes material compatibility with NH3, risk assessment and boil-off gas management.
The third is for a concept of an 8,000 CEU pure car and truck carrier LNG dual-fuel with NH3-ready notation. The last one is for the recycool system applied to LNG-fuelled vessels which enables the reliquefaction of evaporated LNG thereby helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve economic efficiency.
“We are very pleased to have received these approvals in principle in person, at Tokyo. These certifications confirm the relevance of the research and innovation work carried out by GTT engineers and technicians. We thank ClassNK for their trust in our technologies on alternative fuels,” Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT, said.