The Golar fleet comprises 26 vessels, encompassing assets owned and operated by ourselves, Golar LNG Partners and Golar Power. We operate three types of vessel:
LNG carrier containment systems
There are two main containment systems in use today: Moss and membrane.
| The Moss system was developed in the 1970s and uses free standing insulated spherical tanks supported at the equator by a continuous cylindrical skirt. The tank and the hull of the vessel are two separate structures.
| The membrane system uses insulation built directly into the hull of the vessel, along with a membrane covering inside the tanks to maintain their integrity. The ship's hull directly supports the pressure of the LNG cargo.
The membrane system most efficiently utilises the entire volume of a ship's hull, and is cheaper to build. Most of our carriers are of the membrane type.