The delivery of the Ocean BlackLion, a drillship built for Diamond Offshore, recently marked the 2,000th ship completed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
“Today, we wrote a new chapter in the global shipbuilding history by delivering the 2,000th ship,” Choi Kil-seon, Chairman & CEO of HHI, said. “As we have been over the past four decades, we will continue to stand firm as the global leader in the shipbuilding industry with tireless innovation and shipbuilding method improvement for the coming decades.”
The gross tonnage of 2,000 ships HHI built amounts to 126 million, twice the gross tonnage of total ships built last year worldwide. HHI’s most-delivered ships are containerships (583), bulk carriers (357), tankers (232) and VLCCs (147). Country-wise, Greece ordered the most ships, with 254. This is followed by Germany with 238, Japan with 120 and Denmark with 101.
Since its establishment in the early 1970s, HHI has set records in the global shipbuilding industry, including the world’s first 1,000 ship delivery record in 2002 and the world’s first accumulated 100 million gross ton ship production record in 2012.