Kuala Lumpur: Korean yards have led the way in membrane type LNG construction but now Hyundai Heavy Industries has been tasked by Petronas to build a pair of Moss-type LNG carriers.
The 150,200 cu m capacity ships will be classed by ABS.
The Petronas ships will adopt new ultra-steam turbine propulsion systems, which are expected to be about 15% more energy efficient than conventional steam turbines.
The ships are likely to be used as shuttles to and from FLNGs.
The ships will feature full-length tank covers integrated into the main hulls, a feature which is expected to improve longitudinal strength and minimize structural discontinuity. [14/05/14]