Hyundai Heavy preferred bidder for series of SK LNG ships

Hyundai Heavy Industries has been selected as preferred bidder to build a series of LNG ships for compatriot energy developer SK E&S.

SK E&S has chosen HHI to construct two or three 180,000 cu m membrane LNG carriers, which will be operated by subsidiary SK Shipping.

Official contract signing is expected in the first half of 2016 with delivery in early 2019, in time to start shipping gas from Freeport LNG in the US to South Korea.


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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