South Korean shipbuilders moves towards green fuels

January 5, 2023 |

In South Korea, Pulse reported that the country’s big three shipyards are accelerating their efforts to build green ships using biofuels. According to the report, HD Hyundai, Korea’s largest shipbuilding group, has recently succeeded in developing the country’s first marine engine that uses a blended fuel of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen with its core technology. The company has also completed a performance testing for its 1.5-MW HiMSEN engine of LNG/hydrogen dual fuel. Meanwhile, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has recently completed the safety evaluation of a facility that will be used to develop a very large crude carrier running on ammonia (NH3) propulsion. Also, the report stated that Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has recently obtained Approval in Principle, from the international classification society Korean Register (KR), for a new ammonia propulsion carrier.

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