November 28, 2022

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Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding delivered the first 18,000cbm LNG bunkering vessel

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Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding delivered the first 18,000cbm LNG bunkering vessel

On March 16, Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding completed the delivery of the 18,000cbm LNG bunkering vessel “K.LOTUS” built for Korea Shipping, which is also the largest LNG bunkering vessel built by a Korean shipyard.

The “K.LOTUS” is 166 meters long, 24.4 meters wide, and 12.9 meters deep. It is equipped with a C-type independent LNG storage tank that conforms to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard, with a storage capacity of 6,000cbm. LNG can be safely transported in the ultra-low temperature state of -163°C. This type of LNG storage tank is made of 9% nickel alloy steel, which can maintain excellent strength and impact toughness in an ultra-low temperature environment, and has high safety and reliability.

The “K.LOTUS” is also equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can use marine diesel oil (MGO) and LNG at the same time, which can greatly reduce the emission of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx). In particular, the LNG reliquefaction device of the ship has the function of liquefying the naturally gasified boil-off gas (BOG) in the cargo tank at an appropriate temperature and pressure and supplying it as the ship’s power fuel.

In addition, the port and starboard sides of the ship are respectively equipped with a “Loading Arm” device for filling the ship with LNG fuel and an azimuth thruster that can control the ship’s sway when filling LNG at sea, which improves the maneuverability and navigation safety.

According to the International Ship Network, the “K.LOTUS” is the first ship in the 1+1 18,000cbm LNG bunkering ship construction contract signed by Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding and Korean Shipping in November 2019. The contract value is 71.5 billion won (about $61.3 million).

It is reported that the “K.LOTUS” has been leased by the energy giant Shell and will be put into operation at the LNG bunkering hub port in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from April.

An official from Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding said, “By building the largest LNG bunkering vessel in Korea, the company has contributed to further improving the navigation convenience of LNG-powered ships. As the demand for LNG-powered ships increases, the company will use its differentiated technical capabilities. , and play a greater role in building the global LNG bunkering infrastructure.”

As a high-tech and high-value-added ship that can directly supply LNG to other ships at sea, LNG bunkering ships are a key component of the global LNG bunkering infrastructure and are used to supply cleaner low-temperature fuels, with good development prospects. Since the first delivery of the 7,500cbm LNG bunkering vessel in 2018, Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding has received orders for 5 vessels of the same type, ranking first among Korean shipbuilders, and its competitiveness in the medium-sized LNG bunkering vessel market is being recognized. . (Wang Chu)

Source: eworldship

现代尾浦造船交付首艘18000方LNG加注船

3月16日,现代尾浦造船为大韩海运建造的18000立方米级LNG加注船“K.LOTUS”号完工交付,这也是韩国船厂建造的最大的LNG加注船。

“K.LOTUS”号总长166米,型宽24.4米,型深12.9米,搭载了符合国际海事组织(IMO)标准的C形(C-type)独立LNG储罐,储存量为6000立方米,可以在零下163摄氏度的超低温状态下安全运输LNG。该型LNG储罐以9%镍合金钢作为制造材料,在超低温环境中也可保持优异的强度和冲击韧性,具有很高的安全性和可靠性。

“K.LOTUS”号还搭载了可以同时使用船用柴油(MGO)和LNG的双燃料发动机,可大幅减少氮氧化物(NOx)和硫氧化物(SOx)等有害气体的排放。特别是该船的LNG再液化装置具有将货舱内自然气化的蒸发气体(BOG)以适当的温度和压力液化并作为船舶动力燃料供应的功能。

此外,该船的左舷和右舷分别安装了向船舶加注LNG燃料的设备“Loading Arm”和在海上加注LNG时可以控制船舶晃动的全回转推进器,提高了操纵性能和航行安全性。

据国际船舶网了解,“K.LOTUS”号是现代尾浦造船与大韩海运在2019年11月签订的1+1艘18000立方米级LNG加注船建造合同中的首制船,合同价值为715亿韩元(约合6130万美元)。

据悉,“K.LOTUS”号已经获得能源巨头壳牌集团(Shell)租约,将从4月起开始在位于荷兰鹿特丹的LNG加注枢纽港投入运营。

现代尾浦造船相关人士表示:“通过建造韩国最大的LNG加注船,公司为进一步提高LNG动力船舶的航行便利做出了贡献。随着LNG动力船舶需求的增加,公司将以差异化的技术力,在构筑全球LNG加注基础设施方面发挥更大作用。”

LNG加注船作为可以在海上为其他船舶直接供应LNG的高技术高附加值船舶,是全球LNG加注基础设施的关键组成部分,用于供应更清洁的低温燃料,具有良好的发展前景。现代尾浦造船自2018年首次交付7500立方米级LNG加注船以来,至今已承接了5艘同型船订单,位居韩国造船企业第一,在中型LNG加注船市场上的竞争力正在得到认可。(王楚)

来源:国际船舶网

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