France’s GTT said it has secured a contract to design the tanks of four LNG carriers ordered at Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua.
GTT said the 174,000-cbm vessels would be fitted with its NO96 Super+ membrane containment system.
Hudong-Zhonghua would deliver the vessels to an unidentified Asian owner during the fourth quarter of 2026, the first and second quarters of 2027, GTT said.
The Paris-based LNG containment giant did not provide any additional information.
Sources said that Japan’s K Line ordered four LNG carriers earlier this year at Hudong-Zhonghua for charter to Malaysia’s Petronas.
This new contract could be related to that order.
Earlier this year, K line took delivery of the second mid-sized LNG tanker it chartered to Petronas.
Hudong-Zhonghua delivered the 79,960-cbm LNG Lagenda Serenity in June.
K Line also signed a shipbuilding contract with Hudong-Zhonghua for a third medium-sized LNG carrier in October last year.
These vessels feature GTT’s NO96 L03+ containment system and WinGD’s dual-fuel X-DF propulsion.