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World’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered

22 Feb 2018

The world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier has been delivered by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics.

The 50,000 dwt vessel was started as a collaboration between HMD, Ilshin Logistics, POSCO, Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register in July 2016 to develop the first generation of LNG-fuelled bulk carriers

“I am very excited and proud to see the successful delivery of the world’s first 50,000 dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carrier with contribution from LR for the certification and approval,” says JT Lee, Chief Representative & Marine Manager for LR Korea.

“This outstanding achievement is also attributed to a concerted effort between industry partners, with their pioneering spirit and tenacity.

“The successful delivery of the vessel should be a significant indication to the market of a reasonable and solid solution to the preparation for emission compliant eco-friendly designs.”

According to LR, the bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code.

The ship has a Type ‘C’ LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500m3 located on the aft mooring deck. It is made of austenitic high manganese steel that has a high manganese content (approximately 26%) and is specially designed for cryogenic LNG and liquefied gas storage applications.

LR supported POSCO and Ilshin Logistics by providing a certification of High Manganese Steel Welding Consumables, Welding Procedure Approval and Material Approval.

Photo credit: Lloyd’s Register
Publication date: 22 February, 2018

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