LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES FIRST LNG TANK FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS
On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin’s first LNG tank for the Wartsila LNG propulsion system has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank built with U.S. steel is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wartsila, a Finnish power solution provider for Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, a marine transportation company based in New Orleans. The LNG tank will be installed in Harvey Gulf’s LNG powered offshore support vessel currently under construction at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, Mississippi. This is the first in a series of cryogenic tanks Lockheed Martin will produce in support of expanding use of LNG tanks for marine applications and land- based storage. Lockheed Martin manufactures tanks for marine vessel and land-based applications inside the 43-acre NASA Michoud Assembly Facility Main Manufacturing Building in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit Lockheed Martin’s website.