HD Hyundai: HHI Group Leads Paradigm Shift To Future-Proof Vessels At Gastech 20222022.09.07

▶ Showcasing cutting-edge green and digital technologies at the world’s largest gas industry event held in Italy.
▶ In total 10 cases of certifications and MoUs obtained from / signed with world classification societies and major players including SIEMENS during the event.
▶ Also helps promote World EXPO 2030 Busan with outreach efforts to the over 38,000 attendees from over 60 countries.
▶”Recognized for our technological prowess… now committed to our efforts for successful commercialization”

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group unveiled environmentally friendly technologies for a sustainable future as well as cutting-edge digital technologies at this year’s Gastech, a global platform showcasing new products, solutions and technologies in the fields of gas, LNG and hydrogen. and the energy value chain.

HHI Group said it participated in Gastech 2022, which took place from September 5-8 in Milan, Italy. This year, the world’s largest event for the gas sector encompassing LNG, hydrogen and low-carbon solutions, celebrated its 50th anniversary, attracting over 38,000 attendees and 750 exhibitors from approximately 60 countries.

More than 30 HHI Group executives and employees attended the event, including Vice President Ka Sam-hyun of Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and President Chung Kisun of HD Hyundai along with other members of the senior management, as well as sales, research, and engineering professionals. Operating a stand with a total area of ​​approximately 200 square meters, the Group presented models of LNG and LPG ships as well as cutting-edge green and digital technologies.

Throughout the event, HHI Group was recognized for its prowess in building environmentally friendly digital vessels, as evidenced by a total of ten cases where it obtained technical certifications and signed MoUs with global institutions and companies regarding a liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO₂) ammonia-powered ammonia carrier, LNG-hydrogen tri-fuel engine for liquefied hydrogen carriers, HiDTS (Hyundai intelligent Digital Twin Ship) and HiNAS ( Hyundai Intelligent Navigation Assistant System) 2.0.

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to HHI Group for a 74,000㎥ class LCO₂ vessel developed jointly with Hyundai Glovis and G- Marine Service, the world’s largest ship of its kind. The group also obtained an AiP from Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) for a 40,000㎥/30,000㎥ class LCO₂ carrier, a 40,000㎥ class and a 30,000 class. ㎥ each.

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its May 2021 report titled “Net Zero by 2050 Scenario”, projected that 18% of the global emissions reduction needed to achieve carbon neutrality would come from capture, carbon use and storage (CCUS). HHI Group wants to advance technologies associated with LCO₂ carriers, the demand for which is expected to increase as markets for CCUS technologies develop.

In addition, DNV has issued HHI Group AiPs for its tri-fuel LNG-hydrogen engine and associated cargo handling system (CHS), a key technology for liquefied hydrogen carriers, and for its low flash point fuel injection for fuels such as methanol. and ammonia.

In digital vessels, an AiP was won by DNV, the world’s largest classification society headquartered in Norway, for HiDTS’ virtual commissioning solution. At the same time, the Group also signed a memorandum of understanding with SIEMENS of Germany, a world leader in digital twins, and DNV for technology development and business cooperation to build smart ships for autonomous navigation and scalable vessels optimized for environmentally sustainable fuels such as methanol, ammonia. , and hydrogen.

Avikus, the Group’s subsidiary specializing in autonomous navigation technology, has also signed a memorandum of understanding with LISCR and DNV for the technical certification of HiNAS 2.0. Last month, Avikus signed an agreement to provide the Level 2 Autonomous Navigation System (HiNAS 2.0) for the first time in the shipbuilding industry.

This involves organizing a technology seminar (Hyundai Heavy Industries Group Tech Forum) under the theme “The Greener and Smarter Solutions for Future” on September 7. “At Gastech 2022, we were clearly recognized as a pioneer in scalable vessels,” said a Group official. “Our Group will lead the way in the paradigm shift towards green and digital transitions and successfully commercialize technologies.”

During the event, HHI Group also made outreach efforts to visitors to promote the World EXPO 2030 to be held in Busan, Korea with the X banners and brochures set up at its booth in the aim of helping to make the next fair a success.

Jennifer C. Burleigh