17 December 2017, News Wires – South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard is to deliver by the end of this year a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier, claimed to be the world’s largest LNG-fuelled ship.
This was revealed in a joint statement on Thursday by Lloyd’s Register and Hyundai Mipo’s parent company Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The two companies have been working together on a number of projects “in building an LNG-fuelled future” and the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier is one of those developments.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard won the order in June last year to build the LNG-powered bulk carrier for shipowner Ilshin Shipping. The vessel is equipped with a high manganese LNG fuel tank.
When delivered, the ship will transport limestone cargoes in the Korean coastal trade for steelmaker POSCO.
Worth mentioning, HHI also this year signed a contract to build the world’s first LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers for Russian Sovcomflot.
- LNG World