Milaha and Norwegian LNT Marine have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on repair, conversion, construction projects, and repair of tanks, and marine insulation systems.
The companies are looking at insulation repairs for all types of gas carriers, including LPG or liquefied petroleum gas, LEG or liquefied ethylene gas and LNG or liquefied natural gas, as well as reefers, said.
They would explore solutions and projects for fuel conversion projects for all types of vessels, in particular containerships and tank systems with insulation for alternative fuels, including LNG and ammonia, it said.
Milaha’s interim president and chief executive officer Mohamed Abdulla Swidan, was quoted as saying the deal with Norwegian LNT Marine adds new sophisticated technologies to its services related to all gas carriers and tank systems.
Milaha would provide repair, and installment of all giant gas tanks’ systems in Qatar alongside the other maritime services provided at its shipyard.
“We believe the synergies between Milaha’s vast maritime base and capabilities in ship repair and fabrication and LNT’s capabilities within cryogenic insulation as well as in tank system design and engineering, will prove to be very fruitful,” LNT Marine, chief executive officer, Kjetil Sjolie Strand, said.
“LNT has just received approval in principle for carriage of ammonia with its type A tank system and is eager to work with Milaha to offer fuel conversion solutions for ships in Qatar and the Gulf region,” he said.
LNT Marine is a technology provider and contractor within the LNG sector, gas carrier segment and all other types of cold cargo. We invent and develop new innovative and cost efficient technologies.
In 2021, QatarEnergy has entered into a multi-party agreement, which included LNT Marine, to collaborate on the development of new medium and large LNG carrier designs.