POSCO, a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, www.qimingcasting.com South Korea states it's low-temperature durable high manganese steel will be utilized in constructing the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered mass service provider. The brand-new steel, declared as a world first by POSCO, will be utilized for the gas container of the 50,000-ton dual-fuel LNG-powered bulk provider to be built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
POSCO will begin supplying the high manganese steel to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Korean versatile shipbuilding business, from the third quarter of this year.
The largest quantity of any of the LNG-powered bulk carriers has been able to lug thus far is 7,000 loads, however the new ship will be able to carry 50,000 lots of products, regarding 7 times greater than the existing ones. It will certainly have an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly dual-fuel-capable engine that can make use of both shelter C oil and also LNG. The ship will be finished at the end of next year and be utilized to bring sedimentary rock from Gangwon-do to Gwangyang benefits POSCO from 2018.
As POSCO's high manganese steel consists of about 20% manganese, it can save LNG at the incredibly low temperature level of -162 ℃. The high manganese steel that will be made use of for the LNG tank of the ship transcends to the existing tanks made of alloy products such as nickel as well as aluminium in regards to yield toughness, exceptionally low-temperature durability as well as cost.
Given that the ship will certainly be created for cruising throughout the ocean according to the International Code of Security for Ships using Gases or various other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), the high manganese steel is anticipated to have a far better possibility at being picked as a material for extremely low temperatures by the International Maritime Organization once the ship goes into service.
Based on a close participating connection with domestic shipbuilders including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, POSCO will certainly make efforts to jointly accumulate the abroad market for high manganese steel.