South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries had won the largest number of orders from shipowners in Germany and Greece.
Having delivered its first ship in June 1974, Hyundai has maintained world No.1 shipbuilder in terms of handover totaling 1,670 vessels until July 2011 from its Ulsan Shipyard.
Its main customers are shipowners from Germany and Greece, having ordered and received delivery of 206 ships and 198 vessels each. Japan follows with a total of 104, rumors saying Japan chose Hyundai of high technology and quality over Japanese shipbuilders. And Denmark of 87 ships and USA of 85 come next.
Meanwhile, Hyundai had built 501 boxships, 307 bulkers, 191 tankers, 127 VLCCs, 93 PCs, 87 LPG carriers, 62 RORO ships, 37 LNG carriers, etc. These ships were delivered to 268 shipowners in 49 countries.
Containerships, its main segment, were built the most and Hyundai completed concept design of 18,000 TEU.
The Ulsan-based shipbuilder developed LNG-FSRU, LNG-FPSO, etc. and new vessels such as ice-class ship, liquified-CO2 carrier, LNG-propelled ship, CNG·PNG carrier are also in development.
Published : August 16, 2011
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