HJSC lands $220 million contract for green containerships

HJSC lands a $400 million contract for four 7900 TEU containerships

HJ Shipbuilding & Construction (HJSC) has clinched a $220 million deal with a European shipping company for two eco-friendly containerships, each capable of carrying 7,900 TEU.

The agreement also grants the client an option to order two more ships later, potentially raising the total contract value to KRW 600 billion ($431 million).

The 7,900 TEU container carriers are designed to be eco-friendly. The ships, measuring 272 metres in length and 42.8 metres in width, boast cutting-edge specifications and can cruise at 22 knots. Construction will take place at HJSC’s Yeongdo Shipyard, with deliveries set to commence in 2026.

The containerships are also optimised for fuel efficiency and maximum container capacity, incorporating eco-friendly features and complying with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental regulations

Moreover, they will be equipped with a ‘SOx scrubber’ exhaust gas desulfurisation system to meet IMO regulations regarding sulfur oxides. These vessels will be constructed as methanol-ready, allowing for a potential transition to carbon-neutral operations in the future by using methanol as a fuel.

READ: Containership deliveries reach record 1 million TEU

An official from HJSC remarked: “This contract reflects our dedicated efforts to develop and secure orders for eco-friendly, high-value-added ships that set industry trends.

“We are committed to meeting our clients’ expectations with top-quality vessels and timely delivery, thereby fostering trust and loyalty.”

In April, Golden Energy Offshore Services (GEOS) secured two new contracts for platform supply vessels (PSVs) with unidentified clients.

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