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Title President Moon Vows to Rebuild Korean Shipbuilding Myth
Manager Ralphy Song Department in charge Exhibition Managment Team
Contact 02-3459-0028 Date 2018-02-26 14:15:21.483

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President Moon Vows to Rebuild Korean Shipbuilding Myth


Making his New Year's first on-site visit at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering's Okpo Shipyard in Koeje, Gyeongsangnam-do Province on Jan. 3, Korean President Moon Jae-in emphasized the inspiring Korean can-do spirit to revive the Korean glory as a global-top shipbuilding nation.

Inspecting the shipbuilding yard of an icebreaker arctic LNG tanker said," the global shipbuilding leadership is a national task that we can not give up." While onboard the icebreaker LNG carrier, named after the Russian polar explorer Vldmimir Rusanov (1875-1913), President Moon said, "Onboard this icebreaker LNG carrier, I'm envisioning the future for the Korean shipbuilding industry, a ship that can sail the Arctic Ocean in extreme conditions by breaking through 2-meter-thick ice in temperatures as low as minus 52 C.

The icebreaker LNG carrier the president inspected is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that's specialized in polar regions. It enables the ship to safely navigate cold weather in temperatures as low as minutes 52 C. The tanker is also designed with a special ship structure that has a 70 mm thick ultra-high-strength steel hull that can protect the carrier from breaking or colliding against the ice.