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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