HHI to build an LNG FSRU for Gazprom under RS supervision

News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards — By on July 2, 2015 at 10:45 AM
7001_big_6961_big_mini-DSC03434Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will supervise the construction of a floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for Gazprom, Georgy Bedrik, head of RS Business Development Department told IAA PortNews on the sidelines of the 7th International Maritime Defence Show in Saint-Petersburg. 
The FSRU construction at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea (HHI) will reportedly be completed by 2017.
“The gas carrier with a function of ship-to-shore discharge of re-gasified product will operate in Kaliningrad. The vessel’s LNG capacity is to exceed 170, 000 cbm, ” Georgy Bedrik said.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is a multi-industry concern in South Korea. The company is one of the world leaders in manufacturing heavy machinery, vessels and ship engines. Hyundai Heavy Industries’ plants of diverse profiles are located in Korea, Bulgaria, China and USA. The research and development center is located in Budapest, Hungary.
Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. RS represents its services at the Seventh International Maritime Defence Show being held from the 1st through the 5th of July 2015 in St. Petersburg (Lenexpo Exhibition Complex).
The exposition of RS stand represents the Register’s services on classification and technical survey of different vessels, manufacture of materials and products, certification of production processes and management systems of companies involved in implementation of state defence orders and organizations responsible for research, production, supply, maintenance, operation, repair and disposal of military equipment and defence products. Special attention is paid to RS regulations applicable for designing and building of vessels targeted at implementation of strategic tasks in the Arctic based on innovations in global shipbuilding and international requirements related to safe shipping and environment protection.
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