First LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered

The first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier in the world has been delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard The first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier in the world has been delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

The world’s first dual-fuelled bulk carrier and vessel with a tougher, high-manganese steel LNG tank has been delivered.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics produced the 50,000dwt bulk carrier, dual-classed by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. Measuring 191m loa and 32.26m beam, it will carry limestone between South Korean ports.

The ship is powered by a MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.5-GI dual-fuel engine with an output of 7,550kW. The 500m3 Type C LNG fuel tank is made of austenitic high manganese steel and located on the aft mooring deck. The material, newly developed by POSCO, has a high manganese content (approximately 26%) and is specially designed for cryogenic LNG and liquefied gas storage applications.

The properties and characteristics of the high-manganese steel, as well as the required welding technology and fuel tank design, have been proven suitable for cryogenics. Lloyd’s Register provided certification of high manganese steel welding consumables, as well as welding procedure approval and material approval, in July 2017 after extensive development and testing.

JT Lee, chief representative and marine manager for Korea, Lloyd’s Register commented: “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.”

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

SHAFT VIBRATION ELIMINATED WITH VESCONITE HILUBE

After replacing the all-rubber cutlass bearing of his new Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 Tide The Knot a frust... Read more

S/V BRYANA COMPLETES 30,000 NM WITH VESCONITE

A mid-ocean loss of steerage due to a faulty rudder bearing wasn't a scenario Luke Fisher wanted to ... Read more

Experts Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions for Next Generation Vessels

Lithium-ion battery expert Dr John Warner is presenting at the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propul... Read more

AtZ add stabilizer repair and maintenance to their comprehensive portfolio of marine engineering solutions

Customers within the leisure cruise, naval and passenger ferry industries, are heavily reliant on co... Read more

Mercator Media upgrades magazines and conferences brands

February 2018 Fareham UK - Mercator Media Ltd, the international, market-leading B2B marine media bu... Read more

P&E 2017 deemed a resounding success

Taking place between the 10th-11th May, the 2017 conference welcomed high calibre speakers, delegate... Read more

View all