Hyundai record milestone in marine engines

03 Oct 2010
The 100 million bhp marine engine ceremony at Hyundai Heavy

The 100 million bhp marine engine ceremony at Hyundai Heavy

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has achieved an unprecedented aggregate production of 100 million brake horsepower in two-stroke engines.

HHI set the record in just 31 years after manufacturing its first marine diesel engine in 1979 and celebrated the landmark by holding a ceremony for the production milestone with the completion of the 3,369th engine with 39,800 bhp and the 3,370th engine with 43,000 bhp for VLCCs ordered by Hanjin Shipping and DK Maritime, respectively.

After reaching the 10 million bhp mark in 1992, HHI subsequently reached 20 million bhp in 1997, 30 million bhp in 2001, 40 million bhp in 2003 and has since managed to expand its production capacity by 10 million bhp a year with continuous improvement of technology and facility expansion. HHI says it has a 35% market share of two-stroke engines.

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