Hyundai Heavy Industries launched a simplified power system to be used by 15,000 TEU containerships, and received Approval in Principle by DNV GL. Traditionally, for conventional containerships, onboard electrical equipment is powered at a low voltage level. Yet, as containerships are becoming bigger, this means that the electricity they consume is increased.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received an approval in principle for a VLCC ‘eco-tanker’ design, capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.
Lloyd’s Register granted Hyundai Heavy Industries an AiP for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel. It is the first time the shipyard has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design, as per the new IGC code. This AiP opens up the way for VLGC operators, who are trying to limit GHG emissions.
Hyundai Merchant Marine signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Global Services to install scrubbers on an undisclosed number of vessels. According to the MoU, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group will supply ‘Ship Desulfurization Facility’ to Hyundai Merchant Marine, while Hyundai Global Service will design work the desulphurization systems.
MISC Group, a maritime solutions and services provider, received the “Seri Camar”, the fourth in a series of five MOSS-Type Seri C Class LNG carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier has been built for MISC by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Seri Camar will joins its sister MOSS-Type newbuilds Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Camellia and Seri Cempaka on long-term charter to Petronas.
MAN Diesel & Turbo announced the signing of a MoU with Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division on the development and production of an LPG dual-fuel engine. Upon completion, HHI-EMD will be able to deliver LPG-fueled, two-stroke-propulsion engines.
South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has tentatively received a US$500 million order to construct At-Shore LNG, a natural gas liquefaction facility in Canada. Under the agreement, HHI will realize a front-end engineering design for the hull of the ASLNG and build the LNG liquefaction facility for Steelhead LNG Corp.
The contract is of total $213.3 million worth. According to the deal, three liquefied gas tankers will be constructed, with KOTC paying $71 million for each ship. The first of the three tankers will have been built until the end of 2019, increasing the number of the company’s gas tankers to 31.
The design basis is storing 2 Mbbl of crude oil in the barge-shaped hull, applying mainly shipbuilding standards, and combining offshore production facility features, such as a 25-year lifetime without drydocking, and structural reinforcement for Topside structure installation.
TMS Cardiff Gas signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier with XDF propulsion, with an option for a second vessel. The ship will be used in a a time charter with TOTAL for a total of seven years.
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