November 30, 2000 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Heavy Industries, Christens New Membrane-Type LNG Carrier

On November 24, Samsung Heavy Industries held a ceremony to christen a new 138,000 cbm-class LNG Carrier ordered by SK Shipping at Pier-1 of its dockyard in Koje Island. In this ceremony for christening, 200 invited guests participated, including Mr. Hai-kyu Lee, president of the company, Mr. Seung-kwon Lee, president of SK Shipping, Mr. Myung-kyu Kim of Korea Gas Corp. and the Carrier was christened as SK STELLAR by Mrs. Kyung-sook Chung,wife of Mr. Myung-kyu Kim. The Carrier is the last one of a series of three 138,000 cbm-class new membrane, Mark III-type Carriers with the largest load capacity in the world's LNG carriers.(an improved version of the existing LNG Carriers) So far, the 35,000 cbm-sized one built by NKK of Japan has been the largest one of Mark â…˘-type, membrane Carriers. The newly christened Carriers features the highest speed and the smallest size among mammoth size carriers. Its specifications are: 278.8m long, 42.6m wide, and 26.0m high,with a speed of 20.7 knot which is the fastest among LNG Carriers built in Korea, with the load capacity of 138,375 cbm (64,000 ton) which is equivalent to 2.5 days worth of natural gas use of Korea. The Carrier will be delivered to the owner in early December this year and serve the route between Qatar and Korea from early December 2000 for transportation of LNG.


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