Ulsan: Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won an $850m order to build four 150,000 cu m Moss type LNG carriers from Malaysian oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).
The contract also includes an option exercisable by the owner to order four additional same class LNG carriers. The double-hulled LNG carriers are scheduled to be delivered to the owner from the second half of 2016.
Moss type ships are rarely ordered these days but HHI noted in a release: “The tankers for carrying liquefied natural gas will be constructed with four independent self-supporting spherical tanks that have more reliable performance when loading and unloading cargo, and have greater resistance to sloshing forces compared to membrane tank system. These features play a crucial role in Moss type LNG carriers being the preferred choice for offshore storage work where harsh sea conditions are a significant factor.” [11/10/13]