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DSME notches Aker work, delivers its first large LNG carriers

DSME notches Aker work, delivers its first large LNG carriers

Seoul: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has signed two contracts worth a combined $213m with Aker Kvaerner MH for the construction of a drillship and semi rig to be delivered third and fourth quarters of 2010 respectively.
The Norway-based marine engineering and construction company plans to deliver drilling equipment to DSME's drillship using a solution derived from the method used for ultra deepwater semi submersibles.  
DSME's first ever constructed L-LNGCs H.2245 & 6, with a capacity of 210.1K CBM, were handed over to their owner on the 31st of October.
With the commencement of the first steel cutting in February 2006, 21 months passed before the vessel was completed.
H.2245 has been the focus of this success because she is the first L-LNGC to be built by DSME. Moreover, the vessel marked several milestones with its gas storage capacity, as well as creative ideas and breakthrough technologies applied to this series of vessels.
These vessels are equipped with 5 cargo tanks, 2 propulsion systems, and a re-liquefaction system, not to mention the diesel engine, which is the most remarkable feature of this class of vessel.
During their construction the teams involved were faced with many challenges as it was the first project of its kind ever undertaken. However the timely completion and successful delivery of these great vessels owes to the concerned parties' perseverance, working spirit, and will to improve quality. [13/11/07]

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