Korea’s top shipbuilder teams with Germany’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), which oversees South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai, is looking at every form of tech to slash emissions in future newbuilds, investing huge sums in research into diverse new forms of propulsion from ammonia to nuclear.

Its latest research foray focuses on the electrification of marine engines and machinery using energy-efficient power semiconductor technology with KSOE signing a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s Infineon Technologies to pursue this avenue.

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