Hyundai Shipbuilding Licensed To Build B&W Diesel Engines

Hyundai Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Ulsan, Republic of Korea, and Burmeister & Wain Engineering Company, Copenhagen, Denmark, have entered into an agreement for the production of B&W diesel engines under license, and the agreement has now been finally approved by the Korean Government.

The license agreement covers the manufacture and sales in Korea of B&W diesel engines below 6,000 bhp for marine propulsion and stationary purposes. The production of B&W diesel engines will take place in new production facilities at present under construction adjacent to the shipyard near Ulsan.

Hyundai Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co. is a member of the Hyundai Group, which employs some 80,000 people.

Hyundai's ultramodern shipyard was commissioned early in 1973. It is extremely versatile and can offer newbuildings of virtually any type and size—from tugboats to ULCCs. B&W type of diesel engines figure prominently as propulsion machinery in the ships that have been delivered and ordered from the yard.

So far, B&W type of two-stroke engines corresponding to almost 600,000 bhp have been installed or are to be installed in newbuildings from Hyundai Shipyard.

The production of diesel engines is planned to commence in the middle of 1978.

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