HHI Wins Contract To Build LPG Carrier For Kosan Fleet Of Denmark

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.7 feet. When delivered in the second half of 1989, the carrier will be the largest in the present Kosan fleet of gas tankers. The new carrier, to be propelled by a MaK 6M 551-type main engine developing a MCR of 4,500 bhp with controllable pitch propeller, will achieve a speed of 14.1 knots. It features bilobe tanks constructed of low carbon fine-grain steel and insulated with 120-mm polystyrene foam.

The carrier will be equipped with a highly sophisticated cargo handling and monitoring system, fully instrumented for safe and efficient use.

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