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Q-Max wins presidential recognition

Q-Max wins presidential recognition

Seoul: The Q-Max, an ultra large scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier jointly developed by the country's three shipbuilding giants claimed first prize in Korea's top ten new technologies of 2007. The Q-Max was ordered en masse in the last few years by Qatargas, the first one calling at a Tokyo Gas facility at the end of December.
The 265,000 cu m large LNG carrier (LLNGC) won the prestigious Presidential Award beating the likes of Hyundai Motors and other top conglomerates in the process. Co-developed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries, the vessel has the world's largest cargo capacity, world-class operational efficiency and structural safety.
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), an affiliate of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, selects the top ten new technologies every year. All of them are a global first or best and, receive state support in their pursuit to become the world's best.  The LNG world now keenly anticipates Korea's long awaited new gas containment system. [03/01/08]


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