South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has won a KRW 110 billion (about $95 million) order to build four 1,800 TEU containerships for Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation.
The vessels, each of which have a length of 172 meters, a width of 27.4 meters and a height of 14.3 meters, will be at HMD’s Ulsan shipyard and will be delivered sequentially, starting in 2021.
They will be built to the Con-Green design, developed by HMD in conjunction with MAN Energy Solutions and DNV GL, aimed at maximizing vessel operational efficiency and economics.
HMD says that the ships will effectively meet the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) “phase 3” (from January 1, 2025 onward), a key component of IMO’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
“The recent order from Evergreen, which is the first contract for containerships we have signed directly with a Taiwanese shipping company, is highly meaningful in that we were recognized for our technological competitiveness in eco-friendly ships,” said a source at HMD. “Going forward, we will further diversify the line-up of our products with a focus on securing orders for medium-sized container ships at a time when global container shipping companies are investing in more advanced vessels to meet future demand.”