DSME continues to lead the world's shipbuilding industry with expertise in building LNGC. The membrane type LGN carriers that DSME builds provides superior performance, fastest speed and excellent steering at lower building and fuel costs, to peer group. In 2005, DSME successfully built and delivered the world's first LNG-RV (Regasification Vessel), and became the first shipbuilder to have an annual production capacity of 14 LNGCs. DSME's next-generation LNGC in the range of 210,000 m3 was selected as the world standard for its class. The company won 9 out of the world's total 16 orders for LNGCs, demonstrating the excellent technological and building capability of the company.
As the World's number one builder of Very Large Crude oil Carriers (VLCC) DSME has unparalleled technology from years of experience in building crude oil carriers, shuttle tankers, product tankers, and chemical tankers. DSME's vessels are recognized by our clients throughout the world for high quality, environmental-friendliness, great maneuverability, and easy maintenance as well as their excellent speed, durability, and safety.
In 2001, DSME built and delivered 3 ultra-large container ships of the 8,500 TEU-class. Powered by 93,000 hp engines, these vessels can navigate at a maximum speed of 27-knots. Since then, the company has constructed high quality container ships of various sizes up to 14,000 TEU. The container ships boast beautifully-streamlined hull curves designed to minimize resistance and vibration while maximizing the storage capacity and safety
The carriers have the largest loading capacity enabled by the company's thin steel plate welding technique and design that minimize deformation while maximizing vehicle loading capacity in limited spaces. The 38,300 DWT multi-purpose roll-on roll-off carrier which was exclusively designed by DSME is a carrier with an entirely new concept that carries not only cars, but also tanks and helicopters. DSME has been working on a recent order for an 8,000 unit RORO, the biggest car carrier in the world.
DSME has acquired advanced technology in building sophisticated passenger car ferries from its experience of building three 40-knot class ultra-high speed ferries with 472 passenger capacity, the "Blue Star" car ferry for a Greek owner with the capacity of 1,500 passengers and 200 cars, and a very luxurious car ferry accommodating 1,880 passengers ordered by Moby Line in Italy. Two car ferries that DSME exported for the first time in Korea were selected as the world's best ships in 2000 and 2001, proving the excellent quality of the company's car ferries.
DSME has earned a good reputation in the market for building various types of excellent and safe bulk carriers that range from 40,000 tonPanamax to 400,000-ton. In particular, the Double Hull Bulk Carriers that satisfies the "MO Double Hull Requirements" reduce the risk of sinking and are getting a lot of attention from ship owners for their convenient unloading and easy maintenance that lead to lower overall costs.
DSME, the only company who builds submarines in Korea, boasts its 1,200-ton 209-class diesel-electric submarines with superior fire power and stealth. These submarines can navigate at a maximum underwater speed of 22 knots per hour (44 km/h) while conducting a 2-month independent operation with up to 40 crewmembers on board. DSME also built the Korea’s first 4,000-ton destroyer, which can carry a helicopter, on their own technology in 1989. It has become the main destroyer model of the Korean navy. In addition to warships, DSME builds various support vessels for naval operations and specialty vessels. In 1994, DSME developed the first commercial submarine in Korea for tours of the beautiful underwater world, based on its military submarine building technology.
DSME has both shipbuilding and offshore engineering businesses in its shipyards. The company's 900-ton goliath cranes and dry docks that are capable of building hulls of up to 12 m in width provide optimal conditions to build floating offshore plant products such as FPSOs and FPUs. Utilizing extensive plant, submarine, and battle ship building technology, the upper and lower portions of a floating plant facility are made in the streamlined production lines and then loaded by a large crane to complete the facility. On top of this, underwater exploration technology and relevant marine analysis technology provide the solid technological foundation.
After receiving turnkey orders for various fixed platforms in coastal oil fields and large jackets, a sub-structure for oil and gas production, DSME completes the entire process from bulk fabrication, connection on site, to a trial run with great precision within time. The company offers a total offshore oil and gas production system using a fixed platform that allows its client to manufacture jackets and various platforms such as gas compression, oil refining, and hydrostatic spindle injection facility, and to manage world-class marine design engineering, transportation, installation on the sea, underwater pipe installation, and material suppliers under a single system.
Semi-submersible Rig and Drill Ship
DSME has built 14 semi-submersible drilling rigs and 2 jack-up drilling rigs. The drilling rigs for Petro Drill that were built in 2000 are the lightest among the same class rigs. They can drill down as deep as 9,000 m, equipped with various automated systems operating under any weather conditions. DSME also has vast experience in building and delivering drilling rigs that allow deep underwater drilling and production, semi-submersible rigs for underwater and in polar regions, and jack-up rigs for coastal regions. DSME has left its mark in the history of the Offshore Oil Drilling Rigs field by successfully constructing and delivering the world's biggest offshore plant, BP Thunder Horse, in 2005.