ABS Extends Design Approval for KC-1 LNG CCS
ABS has granted extended general design approval for the KC-1 LNG cargo containment system (CCS). The new membrane type will be installed on newbuild LNG carriers currently on order for Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), the world's largest LNG importer. The new LNG CCS design is a corrugated membrane type based on KOGAS' membrane containment system technology used for land-based LNG storage tanks. KOGAS developed the design concept for the KC-1 CCS in cooperation with the DSME, Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyards based in South Korea.
LNG Carrier Longevity Study Contract for LR
Hyundai Ocean Service contract Lloyd’s Register Marine Consulting to assess the service lifetime of their vessel 'Hyundai Utopia'. The study concerns the 1994 built, 273m long, 71,909 dwt, LNG Carrier Hyundai Utopia (IMO 9018555). The President of HDOS, Taek-Gyu Lee, met with Lloyd’s Register’s Korea Chief Representative, Soo-Young Lee in Busan to sign the contract during a special ceremony at the HDOS office at Busan, Korea. “I believe that this independent study is the key to the overall success of the business between HDOS and the Korea Gas Corporation.