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Trans Gas Solution partners KRISO to design South Korea’s first LNG bunkering vessel

15 May 2020

South Korea global liquefied natural gas (LNG) solution provider Trans Gas Solution (TGS) on Tuesday (12 May) said it is participating in the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries’ project to construct  South Korea’s first 500 cubic meter capacity LNG bunkering vessel.

The proposed ship is a ‘LNG bunkering vessel exclusively for coastal ships’ that can perform ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations at sea.

Other participants in the project include Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO), POSCO, EK Heavy Industries, MyTek, Valmax Technology, and Seoul Line, it said.

TGS adds that it will be partnering with KRISO to design the ship; KRISO will also run resistance performance evaluations with ship modelling experiments. 

The roles of each stakeholder are as follows:

Trans Gas Solution (TGS)  Designing the ship, operating  and bunkering systems
KRISO  Designing the ship, resistance performance evaluation 
POSCO Supply high performance manganese steel LNG storage tanks
MyTek Develop and supply core equipment for fuel supply systems
Valmax Technology Develop Integrated fuel supply system
EK Heavy Industries Vessel construction

The vessel is expected to be completed in 2021 and bunkering tests will be performed on LNG-fuelled vessels in 2022.

Related: Korea: Construction of first bunkering ship for LNG-fuelled coastal vessels begins

Photo credit: Trans Gas Solution
Published: 15 May, 2020

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