French liquefied natural gas (LNG) experts GTT received a request from Chinese Huanqui Contracting & Engineering Company (HQC) for the design of what will be two of the largest Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks in China, according to a press release.

These new additions will be part of the BGG1 Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal2, and the two tanks will each have a net capacity of 220,000 cubic metres (cm3). The onshore storage tanks will be located in the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China, and are expected to be finished in Q4 2022.

Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said, “We are honoured that the project promoted by HQC, proposing our technology, has been awarded. GTT is proud to contribute to the technological partnership between France and China. We are very happy to collaborate with BGG, a long-lasting partner of ENGIE, and HQC to design two very large Membrane Full Containment tanks in China.”

GTT has previously entered into construction contracts with China, when an agreement was signed back in November 2019 between GTT and the Chinese major state-owned company Beijing Enterprises Group (BEG).