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HJ Shipbuilding & Construction develops dual-fuel LNG 7,700 TEU class container ship

18 Apr 2022

South Korean shipbuilding firm HJ Shipbuilding & Construction (HJSC), formerly known as  Hanjin Heavy & Construction, on Thursday (14 April) received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a 7,700 TEU dual-fuel LNG container ship. 

Demand for the 7,000TEU class container ships, also the flagship ship of HJSC, has been steadily increasing in the global shipping industry since last year.

Earlier in November 2021, the duo signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HJSC being in charge of the design of the LNG-fuelled container ship and LR responsible for reviewing and approving the design drawings to carry out joint development projects. 

The ship has a total length of 272m and a speed of 22 knots, and has secured a high fuel efficiency by applying the latest technologies.

HJSC said through this basic design approval, it has secured a high-efficiency, eco-friendly shipbuilding technologies that are able to meet the environmental regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as the various needs of shipowners and respond immediately to the rapidly changing market needs. 

As the demand for eco-friendly powered ships surges with the application of stricter IMO regulations from 2020, HJ is focusing on research and development of eco-friendly ships. 

“As carbon neutrality is a hot topic in the shipping and shipbuilding industries, the demand for eco-friendly alternative fuel propulsion vessels such as methanol, ammonia and hydrogen will further expand in the medium and long term,” said an official from HJSC. 

“We will secure a differentiated competitive advantage through core technology development and research for various eco-friendly fuel-powered ships.”


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Published: 18 April, 2022

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