Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering popular as KSOE, a mid-holding enterprise of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, has won the order for nine ships worth 1.33 trillion.
ABS specialists will work with HHI’s Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and its autonomous navigation subsidiary, Avikus, to integrate autonomous and remote-control functions into vessels.
One of the ships is a 60,000m3 ammonia-fueled ammonia carrier and the other is a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunkering ship, developed by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD).
The JDPs address green hydrogen production and offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS), two technologies that will be critical to achieving net-zero.
Collaboration follows market demand for technological development related to digitalised vessels and drive for large scale LNG carriers.