Samsung Heavy Industries named a 174,000 cubic meter LNG ship
On March 6th, Samsung Heavy Industries held a naming ceremony for the “SK Spica”, a 174,000-cubic-meter LNG ship that was contracted by Korean ship owner SK Shipping. It is expected to be delivered on the 9th of this month.
The SK Spica is the second of a series of two LNG ships equipped with KC-1 film containment systems built by SKS for SK Shipping. The first "SK Serenity" was delivered earlier this year. The KC-1 film containment system was developed by KC LNG Tech, a subsidiary of Korea Natural Gas Corporation. It is the second commercialized containment system after GTT, providing South Korean shipping companies with an alternative from Korea. The "SK Spica" was the first LNG ship to carry the Korean self-developed "KC-1" enclosure system.
The two LNG ships have signed a 20-year charter contract with South Korean Natural Gas Company to transport LNG cargo from Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana. Each LNG ship is expected to transport about 500,000 tons annually. LNG.