Petronas opts for Moss-type LNG carriers at Hyundai

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]

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