South Korea's Incheon Port Authority (IPA) has designated Samsung Heavy Industries as a preferred bidder for building LNG-fueled ships.
Samsung has embarked on LNG-fueled newbuilding ship to promote eco-friendly Incheon Port.
Construction will begin in the beginning of August and to be completed until August, 2012.
LNG-fueled ship is about 200 gt, 35m long and 8m wide. The construction cost totals KRW 6.95bn ($6.61m). The ship consists of conference room, VIP room, etc, with accommodation of about 50 people.
Eco ship project is pushed forward to comply with international regulation over environment and Korean government's low CO2 and green growth policies.
LNG-fueled ship will be used for various purposes, for instance, to help activities of marketing and investment relations, attract investors to Incheon Port and promote 2014 Incheon Asian game.
Published : July 28, 2011