Hyundai LNG Delivery has began working an LNG bunkering vessel.
The vessel, constructed by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, was named ‘BLUE WHALE’ on 10 Might 2023. Korea LNG Bunkering (KOLB), a subsidiary of Korea Gasoline Company, is the shipowner. KOLB was chosen for the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Power’s ‘LNG Bunkering Vessel Building Help Challenge’ in 2020 and ordered the vessel with a authorities subsidy of KRW 15 billion, and took supply of the vessel after about two years of development.
The BLUE WHALE is the primary LNG bunkering vessel in Korea to be geared up with the most recent South Korean-designed LNG cargo containment system (KC-2), and is considered an achievement of localisation of cargo containment expertise, which the Korean shipbuilding business has been difficult for 20 years.
As well as, as soon as the KC-2 expertise is verified via BLUE WHALE, Korea can have its personal distinctive cargo bunker expertise with excessive added worth via the commercialisation strategy of making use of it to massive LNG carriers.
Hyundai LNG Delivery was chosen because the operator of the BLUE WHALE in a young to stably function the vessel, and can carry out LNG bunkering, vessel operation and administration, and authorities approval duties in accordance with the shipowner’s work directions.
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