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Hyundai Heavy Wins Order for Six 9,600 TEU Containerships

March 21, 2011 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's biggest shipbuilder, today won a KRW 800 billion deal to build six 9,600 TEU containerships for shipping line Hamburg Süd.

The agreement includes an option Hamburg Süd can exercise to order four additional same class containerships.

The containerships, measuring 332 m in length, 48.2 m in width and 26.8 m in depth, can carry 9,600 twenty-foot equivalent boxes at a time.

These new containerships are designed to carry containers one foot taller than conventional containers. They can carry 1,700 refrigerated containers, 1,000 more than other same class vessels.

The containerships are scheduled for delivery between May 2013 and January 2014.

So far this year, HHI's Shipbuilding Division has won orders for 13 ships valued at USD 3.4 billion achieving 49 percent of its new order target.

HHI is an integrated heavy industries company with business divisions specializing in shipbuilding, marine engines and machinery, offshore and engineering, industrial plant and engineering, electro electric systems, green energy, and construction equipment.


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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) is the world's largest shipbuilding company, headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea. It has seven business divisions: Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, Engine & Machinery, Electro & Electric Systems, Construction Equipment, and Green Energy.

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