Kogas selects Korea Line and Samsung Heavy for Jeju LNG project

Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) has selected Korea Line Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries to build and operate a pair of small LNG carriers to send gas to the nation’s southern island of Jeju for a 20-year period.

Two 7,500 cu m LNG carriers will be built at Samsung Heavy for delivery by early 2019.

The ships are 97 m long, have two tanks and will feature the KC-1, a domestically designed containment system that Korean yards are keen to use to avoid paying licence fees to other gas containment manufacturers.

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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