The Spherical Type LNG carrier built by HHI (eBook)

Published Date

January 1998

The Spherical Type LNG carrier built by HHI (eBook)

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This paper describes the LNG carriers built by Hyundai, including the 3 delivered and the 4 under construction (13pp)

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Since late 1970s Hyundai shipyard has studied the LNG shipbuilding technology. In fact, our commitment to building LNG ships commenced with the membrane-type system. We concluded license agreements with Gaz Transport and Technigaz of France in 1977 and 1978 respectively and completed mock-up model tanks of these two types a couple of years later. It was in 1982 that we introduced Moss-type LNG shipbuilding technology from Kvaerner Maritime of Norway. We had a long period of preparation before we started construction of Korea's first 125,000m3 LNG carrier in 1991 under the government's long-term LNG import plan.

However, building cryogenic structures was not new to us as we had already gained expertise in this area in the course of building 17 LPG/Ethylene carriers of various tank types prior to our LNG shipbuilding. This experience, combined with the intensive R&D work at our 2 renowned research institutes (HMRI & HIRI) proved to serve as an important preliminary to our success in LNG shipbuilding. We could successfully develop our own know-how and technology in the design and construction of LNG carriers, inclusive of very efficient manufacturing method for LNG cargo tanks.

Paper Delivered by:
Chul H Lee
Ho Jong Ahn

Prepared for:
Gastech Dubai 1998

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: The Spherical Type LNG carrier built by HHI (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g144
Published Date: January 1998

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