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Korean shipbuilding companies focus on eco-friendly ships

Korean shipbuilding companies focus on eco-friendly ships

Samsung, Hyundae and Daewoo are focusing on developing technology for eco-friendly and smart ships. Demand for eco-friendly ships are on the rise.

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The three shipbuilders are currently carrying out research and development on smart ships based on new technologies.

Fuel cell-powered vessels are considered as eco-friendly vessels that increase power generation efficiency and dramatically helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing current generator engines with SOFC engines running on LNG

Samsung Heavy Industries has improved system stability through joint research with Bloom Energy that commercialized SOFCs for the first time and developed core processes such as a fuel supply system and a power control system for fuel cells. 

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has begun to localize materials for a fuel tank for an LNG-powered ship in cooperation with POSCO. 

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) teamed up with Hyundai Merchant Marine, Korea’s only oceangoing shipping company, to develop smart ship-related technology.

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