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STX Offshore completes design of LNG bunkering ship

All News 14:06 October 06, 2020

By Nam Kwang-sik

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- Midsized shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. said Tuesday it has completed the design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering ship.

A bunkering vessel is required to have technologies to store LNG in tanks after cooling it to minus 163 C and to directly supply it to LNG-powered ships on the ocean.

The design of the 7,500 cubic-meter LNG bunkering ship was completed with the cooperation of the government-funded Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering, the company said.

In 2017, STX Offshore built a 6,500-cubic-meter LNG bunkering ship and delivered it to the global energy company Shell.

In September, STX Offshore, which has been put up for sale, signed preliminary deals with foreign shippers to build four ships, the company said.

This computer image provided by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. shows a LNG bunkering ship it plans to build. The ship will be built based on a design that it and the government-funded Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering created. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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