[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2023] 51st anniversary of establishment of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (March 23, 1972 – March 23, 2023)


(WorldKings.org) Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (or HHI) is the world's largest shipbuilding company. Its headquarters are in Ulsan, South Korea.

HHI was founded in 1972 by Chung Ju-yung as a division of the Hyundai Group, and in 1974, completed building its first ships. In 2002, the company was spun-off from its parent company. HHI has four core business divisions: Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, and Engine & Machinery. HHI also has five non-core-related subsidiaries: Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Hyundai Robotics, Hyundai Heavy Industries Green Energy, and Hyundai Global Service.


The name is an informal romanization of the Korean hyeondae meaning "contemporary", which was Chung's vision for the group of companies that he founded.

Core Parts


Crude oil tankers (Very Large Crude Carriers)
Shipping container carrier ships
Shipping exclusive container carrier cranes
Oil and natural gas drilling ships
Liquified natural gas carrier ships
Liquified Petroleum Gas Carriers (LPG) including Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC)
Naval vessels, with optional Skybench technology

Offshore oil and gas rig engineering and construction



Offshore oil and gas rig engineering and construction
Oil and gas storage and delivery vessel construction (FPSO)
Heavylift ship barge and ship transport vessels (Semi-submersible) building

Non-core parts

Construction equipment

The division includes plants in Puna, India and in multiple locations within China. Brands include L&T Komatsu, Tata-Hitachi and J&B- U.K.

Skid loaders

Robotics: The company is one of the top South Korean industrial robot makers including medical & surgical robot development.

Green Energy: Transformers and other electrical distribution equipment. Hyundai-Green's distribution network for solar products covers over 72 distributors and wholesalers in more than 20 countries.

Other Events: 

- Celebrating 73 years of establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (March 23, 1950 - March 23, 2023)

- Celebrating the 155th anniversary of the University of California (March 23, 1868 - March 23, 2023)

According to en.wikipedia.org


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