Steel-cutting ceremony for South Korea’s first eco-friendly dual-fuel offshore test vessel

This file photo, taken on December 21, 2021, shows container ships loaded with goods at a port in Busan, South Korea’s largest port city. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Sep 19 (Korea Bizwire)A steel-stripping ceremony for South Korea’s first environmentally friendly dual-fuel offshore demonstration vessel was held last Friday at the Sapjin Industrial Complex in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province. .

As part of a new project to create an eco-responsible cluster, the steel cutting ceremony took place to signify the launch of the construction of the ship. The sea trial vessel will be 80 meters long and weigh 2,600 tonnes.

The offshore demonstration vessel will be used to verify the performance and safety of environmentally friendly alternative fuels as well as to test environmentally friendly vessel propulsion systems, including the development of next-generation hybrids based on dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology. propulsion systems.

Green blended fuel is a fuel that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by blending and burning non-carbon fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen with existing fuels.

The construction project will be supported by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the provincial government of South Jeolla and the city government of Mokpo, while the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering will participate in as the main research institute.

M. H. Lee ([email protected])