Tritec Marine supervise LNG carrier build for new client

Tritec Marine supervise LNG carrier build for new client

4 May 2023

Tritec Marine is honoured to have begun the supervision of a Liquefied Natural Gas carrier construction project in South Korea for a major new client.

Hyundai Glovis, the logistics arm of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, has entered the LNG transportation business with the construction of the 174,000m³, dual-fuel carrier.

Recently Tritec were present in Mokpo, South Korea, for the ceremonial steel cutting, before the construction project begins in earnest.

As well as on-site supervision at the yard, led by Nino Prpa, Project Manager, Tritec will also provide project support from its in-house engineering team based in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Nino said: “We are very proud to support Hyundai Glovis with this important newbuild construction, marking their venture into LNG transportation.

“We will do our utmost to ensure that the vessel is built safely to the highest standards demanded by both Tritec and our clients.”

George Mermiris, General Manager and Director, Tritec Marine added: “At Tritec we have a long history in supporting leading shipping companies and energy majors with their newbuild and vessel modification requirements, and this new project will allow us to further demonstrate our competencies in project management and quality assurance.

"Within our parent Northern Marine Group, and in the wider Stena group we offer wide-ranging, marine engineering and ship management LNG solutions that provide operational and commercial advantage with increased safety."

Chi-O Kwon, Head of Shipping Business Strategy Group, Hyundai Glovis, said: “We are grateful for the collaboration with Northern Marine and Tritec Marine, which have a great deal of experience in LNG vessel supervision and high level of technical expertise. We anticipate that this project will greatly contribute to Hyundai Glovis' operation of LNG energy transport vessels.”

Complementing its newbuild supervision services, Tritec Marine also offers innovative small-scale LNG delivery and fuelling solutions such as the Energy Express gas transportation concept and the SAFE Bunker alternative fuelling vessel concept.

Photo: Nino Prpa pictured back,centre in orange overalls