Hyundai Heavy debuts reliquefaction system for LNG carriers

The world’s largest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), unveiled today a new reliquefaction system for LNG carriers.

HHI said that it has collected the entire evaporated gas in a gas liquefaction test conducted at its new single mixed refrigerant (SMR) LNG reliquefaction system established at its Ulsan shipyard. The SMR system has been jointly developed by UK-based Liquid Gas Equipment.

The new SMR system has been equipped in four LNG carriers HHI has built for Greek and Russian shipping companies It will also be applied to 11 of the 15 LNG carriers the Korean builder has won this year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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