MGI Thermo AS is the result of merging Marine Gas Insulation (MGI) AS and Thermo-Service AS, the former working in the area of advanced cryogenics whilst the latter with a long record of designing and building refrigerated/ controlled atmosphere cargoholds.
The primary focus of MGI Thermo AS recently have been the development of an inverted specialised tank arrangement for LNG where the insulation is applied on the hull structure with an integrated full secondary barrier protecting the hull against harmful temperatures in case of tank leakage. This allows for the well proven and relatively low cost “LPG” IMO A tank design and construction methods to be applied for the carriage of LNG.
Mentum, a major shareholder in Thermo-Service AS, continues its engagement in this area through part ownership in MGI Thermo AS. We have supported the development of the new LNG tank concept. Our involvement include general consulting and facilitation of the class approval processes.