ABS to class SK Shipping’s LNG newbuilds

first_imgABS been selected to class two liquefied natural gas carriers for SK Shipping, featuring the KC-1 cargo containment system.The agreement brings to five the number of LNGCs to be built to joint ABS/KR class for South Korea’s Kogas, the classification society said in a statement.Two 174,000 cbm LNG carriers will be built with the KC-1 CCS for SK Shipping at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard.An additional three 174,000 cbm LNG carriers with the No 96-type cargo containment system, two for Korea Line Corporation and one for Hyundai LNG Shipping, will be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, ABS said.Upon delivery, the ships will be chartered to Kogas and will carry shale gas from the United States to South Korea beginning in 2017.Kogas developed the KC-1 CCS in a seven-year joint development project with shipyards Hyundai, Samsung and Daewoo.[mappress mapid=”16404″]Image: Kogaslast_img

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