To build LNG ships India has joined selected club nations [ Current Affairs ]

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To construct Liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships India has joined select club nations after state owned Cochin Shipyard has received certification in this regard. In India Cochin Shipyard became first shipyard to get the approval to construct LNG-transporting ships for any client world-wide.

Key facts

  • Cochin Shipyard has signed a license agreement with French technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) regarding to this.
  • Certification in design engineering and membrane-type containment systems for the transportation and storage of LNG has been given by GTT and it also holds original technology for LNG ships.
  • GTT is handling most critical part of an LNG ship as the LNG is carried at a temperature of -163 degrees and would provide technology for the cryogenic containment.
  • In order to use the membrane type technologies of GTT for any liquid gas carriers, more particularly the LNG carriers license agreement authorizes will be provided to Cochin Shipyard.
  • With this decision India has joined the association other nations who are building LNG transportation ships and they are South Korea, Japan and China.
  • It will be big step for Make in India and also opens a new chapter in ship-building technology in India.

- Published on: December 22, 2015