Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a shipbuilding subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, announced on Jan. 5 that it has recently signed a contract with an Asian shipping company to build six LNG-powered 15,000-TEU container ships. The contract amount is about 900 billion won. The ships will be delivered to the shipping company sequentially starting in the first half of 2023. They will be loaded with large LNG fuel tanks that can cover a round trip between Asia and Europe on a single charge.
On the same day, Samsung Heavy Industries said it won an order for a 174,000-square-meter LNG carrier worth 199.3 billion won. Its client was Pan Ocean, a global shipping company based in Korea. The vessel will be delivered by April 2023. The newly ordered ship will feature a re-liquefaction system installed in the latest membrane-type cargo hold, a design that minimizes cargo volume loss. It will also have a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), and SVESSEL, a smart ship solution of Samsung Heavy Industries.
Source: Business Korea by Jung Min-hee