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SHI COMPLETES GEOJE LNG TEST FACILITY

SHI COMPLETES GEOJE LNG TEST FACILITY

Thursday, May 20, 2021 

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has announced the completion of its LNG pilot test facility at the Geoje shipyard, at a ceremony hosted by President and CEO Jin-Taek Jung along with local officials and ship owners including Kogas, Celsius Shipping, Maran Gas Maritime, ENI and classification societies ABS, BV, DNV, KR, and LR.

The 3,680m2 facility will develop and test core technologies for the LNG value chain from natural gas production, transportation, and storage to supply. SHI aims to further solidify its position in building eco-friendly vessels like LNG carriers and LNG-fuelled ships.

The completion of the LNG test facility is expected to support advancement of innovative technologies, such as natural gas liquefaction and reliquefaction process, gas engine and fuelling systems, cryogenic insulation storage containers, regasification and cold power generation, and localisation of LNG-related equipment.

Jin-Taek Jung said: “Using the facility, SHI’s in-house innovative LNG technologies, such as SENSE-IV, the only natural gas liquefaction system in the shipbuilding industry and S-REGAS (CGR), the first-ever regasification system linked to power generation utilising cold energy were successfully developed. Our LNG pilot test facility will be a breakthrough in LNG technology innovation in line with our clients’ ESG goals.”

Site manager of Celsius Shipping Bjorn Berg said: “Decarbonisation is one of the greatest challenges that the shipping industry has ever faced. We hope SHI will keep playing a pivotal role in developing diverse LNG solutions that have fulfilled the market demand.”

SHI has received orders for more than 170 LNGCs to date and designed and built the world’s first FLNG. This year, it has won multiple deals to build LNG-fuelled vessels to further strengthen its position in the market.

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