South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said it had for the first time installed an LNG fuel tank made of Posco’s high manganese steel onboard a giant LNG-powered containership.
The shipbuilder installed the high manganese steel LNG tank on a 24,000-teu container vessel, according to a statement issued on Monday.
DSME did not reveal more information regarding the containership.
The vessel in question could be the first out of twelve LNG-powered giants DSME is building for Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd.
It recently installed the main engine on this 23,660-teu containership.
DSME said it had developed the high manganese LNG fuel tank through joint research and development with steelmaker Posco.
In June, DSME also installed two type C LNG tanks made of Posco’s high manganese steel onboard an LNG-powered VLCC.
Geneva-based Advantage Tankers took delivery of two of these Shell-chartered tankers last month.
DSME expects these developments with high manganese tanks to further boost the competitiveness of the Korean shipbuilding industry.