LNG is an abbreviation for „Liquefied Natural Gas“ Natural gas is turned into liquid condition and its volume is reduced to 1/600 in order to enable its storage and above all the transcontinental transport. The liquefying process is achieved through cooling down the gas under -160° C.
Huge tanks are erected at the loading and unloading docks of the LNG-Tanker (so- called LNG Terminals) to make the liquefied natural gas disposable before loading and unloading. These tanks offer a volume of approx. 150.000 m³ per tank, usually there are several tanks per terminal, depending on the capacity of the facility.
The construction of a monolithic concrete structure without cold joints, the short execution period by achieving highest quality and the secure work under very windy conditions in coasty regions prove that the slipforming technique is the ultimate solution for the erection of LNG-Tanks.