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

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

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