Conrad Shipyard

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Unit

June 27, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Continued Development of LNG Fuel Market Is ‘of Critical Importance’

Louisiana’s Conrad Shipyard has formed a new business unit focused on liquefied natural gas projects. The new business unit will be led by Conrad VP Brett Wolbrink.
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GTT Progress on the LNG Bunker Barge

May 4, 2015 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

With Membrane Tank, Re-Cooling and Reach4 Bunkering Mast,
‘Distribution of LNG is Now Becoming a Reality in North America’

Structurally integrated membrane storage of liquefied natural gas, an innovative LNG re-cooling system designed to optimize the use of boiloff generated in the tanks, and a bunkering arm known a Reach4 are all to be used as GTT and its partners finalize the design of America’s first LNG bunker barge.
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GTT Approves Conrad Membrane

January 23, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Formal TALA Furthers Pact Announced Last Year

Paris-based GTT – Gaztransport & Technigaz – reports that its Houston-based GTT North America unit and Conrad Shipyard have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the design and construction of liquefied natural gas barges and LNG-fueled vessel bunker tanks using GTT’s membrane containment systems.

GTT-technology membrane tank model fabricated by Conrad Shipyard.

GTT-technology membrane tank model fabricated by Conrad Shipyard.

The formal TALA furthers an agreement signed by the companies this past autumn (HHP Insight, October 3).

“The partnership between GTT and Conrad Shipyard will enable both companies to leverage each other’s expertise and experience in LNG technology,” GTT says. It “demonstrates the continued commitment of both GTT North America and Conrad Shipyard to the development of the LNG fuel market in the U.S., including small and mid-scale LNG infrastructure to support development of this nascent market.”

‘Major Landmark for LNG in America’

“This agreement is a major landmark, not only for GTT and Conrad but also for LNG-as-a-fuel in America,” GTT chairman and CEO Philippe Berterottière says in the TALA announcement.

“It paves the way for implementing state-of-the-art containment solutions in American built vessels,” he said.

“GTT’s membrane system is first-in-class internationally,” Conrad Shipyard COO Terry Frickey says in the GTT release.

Membrane cargo tanks can hold 40% more LNG than Type C tanks in the same barge footprint, says GTT.

Membrane cargo tanks can hold 40% more LNG than Type C tanks in the same barge footprint, says GTT.

‘Capable, Reliable and Trained’

“There is now a capable, reliable and trained industrial partner in the United States,” says GTT North America business development manager Greg Denton told HHPi.

Conrad Shipyard received its approval after successfully completing the qualification process including dedicated training of its employees by GTT and the fabrication of a membrane tank model. Approval of the shipyard is necessary as the GTT-type tanks share structure and are built simultaneously with the vessel hull.

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Source: GTT with HHP Insight follow-up

GTT Membranes for Conrad LNG Barge

October 3, 2014 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact ‘Initiates the Process of Training and Preparing’ for Production

Gaztransport & Technigaz reports an agreement between GTT North America and Louisiana’s Conrad Shipyard for the future production of membrane cargo tanks for liquefied natural gas using GTT’s technology.
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Conrad Taps Bristol for LNG Barge

August 25, 2014 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ABS Approval for 300-Foot, 3,000-Cubic-Meter Transport Design

Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard is developing a line of liquefied natural gas transport barges using designs from Rhode Island’s Bristol Harbor Group. Bristol has an American Bureau of Shipping approval in principal for the basic design. updated August 27
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