Lockheed Martin will produce cryogenic liquefied natural gas storage tanks for Finnish power company Wartsila and marine transportation company Harvey Gulf International Marine.
Lockheed also aims to study how current offerings and technologies could help move forward efficiency and safety involving LNG use and distribution, the company said Wednesday.
“There is a growing need for storing and transporting LNG to consumers,” said Dr. Rob Smith, vice president of space and cyber programs for Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions business.
Smith said the company will leverage its experience of developing cryogenic external tanks for NASA to work with the LNG tank industry.
The company will manufacture the storage tanks at the 43-acre NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Lockheed has produced 134 fuel tanks for the space agency’s operations and built both land-based tanks and sea-based LNG tanks for offshore supply ships.