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Next-gen Green Ships Unveiled in Gastech 2021

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group unveils next-generation technologies using carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen and ammonia at Gastech 2021, a landmark gas industry event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on September 21-23.

At the event, HHI Group will display its flagship LNG and LPG carrier models, while introducing its proprietary next-generation ship technologies. In particular, the Group’s shipbuilding affiliates — Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE); Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI); and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) — are expected to get Approval in Principles (AIP) from international classification societies for the following technologies of:
    ⦁ large liquefied CO2 carrier;
    ⦁ cargo handling system for liquefied hydrogen carrier;
    ⦁ large ammonia-fueled ships and ammonia carrier
    ⦁ small and medium LNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU)

HHI Group plans to capture the first-mover advantage in the liquefied CO2 carrier market, which is expected to grow with an increased demand for carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies to achieve carbon neutrality.

The Group’s liquefied hydrogen cargo handling system is the core technology for hydrogen carriers. It can reuse boil-off gas as feed fuel for a ship’s operation by adopting a stable pressurized tank. It also features a hydrogen regasification system fitted on a ship, allowing to supply hydrogen to regions with no hydrogen import terminals.

The Group developed an ammonia-fueled ship and ammonia carrier as large as 91,000m3 to respond the emerging market needs, while designing a 40,000m3 LNG FSRU to answer the requirements of smaller LNG projects.

“The strengthening of marine environmental regulations is causing a rapid change in shipbuilding technology trends,” stated an official of the Group. “We will be leading the new paradigm in the maritime mobility sector that focuses on green technologies covering CO2, hydrogen and ammonia.”