Delivery of worlds first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier announces

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Delivery of worlds first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier announces

Delivery of worlds first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier announces

The delivery of the Ilshin Green Iris, the worlds first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, has been announced. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Korea for Ilshin Logistics and is the result of a project, announced in July 2016, to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. A single MAN B&W 6G50ME-GI two-stroke engine powers the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier, which has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code by Lloyds Register and the Korean Register. The Ilshin Green Iris has been chartered by steelmaker, POSCO, to transport limestone cargoes in the Korean coastal trade.

Bjarne Foldager ?Vice President, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Diesel & Turbo said: We are very pleased to be part of this exciting project and to see our dual-fuel ME-GI engine win favour in yet another market segment. We look forward to following its progress.

The Ilshin Green Iris has a Type C LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500m³ and comprised of a material high-manganese austenitic steel newly developed by POSCO that is specially designed for cryogenic LNG and liquefied gas-storage applications.

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