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Hyundai Mipo to deliver “world’s largest” LNG-fuelled ship this month

Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co.

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.

 

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