Hyundai Heavy Delivers 1,660th Ship, Sets World Record
July 9, 2010 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) delivered its world record-setting 1,660th ship, the 22,500 m3 LPG carrier Gaz Providence, to Naftomar of Greece on June 29. The new record was achieved after only 38 years since HHI entered the shipbuilding business in 1972.
The Shipbuilding Division alone has delivered a total of 1,500 ships. The other 160 vessels were built by HHI’s Special and Naval Shipbuilding unit and Offshore and Engineering Division.
So far HHI has delivered diverse types of ships ranging from drilling ships, LNG or LPG carriers, containerships, VLCCs, Ro-Pax carriers, submarines and naval ships to more than 250 ship owners in 50 different countries.
The completed ships are a total of 94 million gross tons (GT), the most produced by any shipyard in the world. HHI expects to increase this record to the milestone 100 million GT within a year.
Meanwhile, HHI has retained its ranking as the world,s No.1 shipbuilder in both quantity and quality. The company,s vessels have been nominated as the World's Best Ships by shipbuilding magazines for a consecutive 27 years.