South Korea's HHI builds world's first LNG-powered container ship
SOUTH Korea's global shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group announced that it has built a very large container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in the world
25 August 2020 - 19:00
The group said Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co, one of its shipbuilding units, will deliver the vessel with a capacity of 14,800 TEU to Singapore's Eastern Pacific Shipping on September 15.
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries recently completed a trial run of the ship that is 366 metres long and 51 metres wide, the group added.
In April 2018, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries clinched a deal to build six LNG-powered container ships from the Singaporean shipping company, reports South Korean news agency, Yonhap.
LNG-powered ships are considered an eco-friendly option to meet strengthened environmental regulations, but high costs have posed challenges to private shippers.
So far, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has won contracts to construct 44 LNG-powered bulk carries, tankers and container vessels. In July 2018, the group delivered a very large LNG-powered oil tanker with a displacement of 114,000 tonnes, becoming the first shipyard in the world to do so.
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