Alstom to build LNG tanker for Gaz de France

Alstom, via its subsidiary Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has just received an order from Gaz de France for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of 74,000 m3 capacity, plus an option for a second identical vessel. Following the experience gained through the building of 14 LNG tankers, Alstom has continued research and technological development programmes since the delivery of the last LNG carrier built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in 1997. Alstom has thus been able to propose to its client such innovations as the electric Diesel-Gas propulsion system, which is a world first for this type of ship. The insulation of the tanks will be ensured by the “membrane” type technology.
This ship, designed to be operated in the Mediterranean sea, will be delivered to Gaz de France during the course of the third quarter of 2004. It wuill have a capacity of 74,000 m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas, distributed into 4 tanks. Its overall length will be 219.5 metres.

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