Braemar Technical Services says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Dynamics NASSCO to market a new, flat plate technology, LNG containment system developed by General Dynamics.
The new containment system is a Type B tank designed to overcome the issues associated with partial filling and sloshing.
The system is built off-hull and allows significant reductions in LNG carrier build time. The system is fully scalable and as such will be developed for all LNG markets including small scale units, LNG bunker vessels, LNG FPSOs, LNG FSRU and LNG FSU, barges and small scale land-based tanks.
Kevin Graney, General Dynamics NASSCO's Vice President of Programs, said: "Our technology is designed to address several operational and shipbuilding constraints of existing LNG tank technologies while further enabling the use of LNG as a clean, sustainable energy source."
Geoff Green of Braemar Technical Services stated: "It is clear that this new technology can play a major role in the development of LNG transportation and storage in the future and we are delighted to be working with General Dynamics NASSCO."
Approval in Principal has been obtained from both Lloyds Register (LR) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Braemaer Technical Services is a unit of London-based Braemar Shipping Services plc.
February 14, 2012