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Naming ceremony held for South Korea’s first LNG-powered bulk carriers

14 Dec 2020

The South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on Friday (11 December) held a naming ceremony for the South Korean liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ocean-going vessels HL Eco and HL Green at the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries site in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do.

The newbuildings are two 180,000 dwt mineral carriers that will reportedly transport two million tonnes of iron ore and coal a year between South Korea and Australia starting from 2021.

Korea Gas Corporation’s (KOGAS) LNG bunkering vessel Jeju 2 will be responsible for supplying the vessels with LNG via ship-to-ship bunkering operations.

The ceremony was attended by South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-gyun, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Moon Seong-hyuk, Jeonnam Province Governor Kim Young-Rok, CEO Seong-deuk H-Line, Kim Hyeong-gwan, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries CEO, and POSCO CEO Jang In-Hwa.  


Related: Korean Register and DSME complete world’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunker gas trial

Photo credit: South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
Published: 14 December, 2020

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