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HD Hyundai, CES 2024 Keynote, on Sustainability in Construction

Overview From shipbuilding and offshore engineering to refinery, petrochemical and smart energy management, HD Hyundai has embraced “technology and quality” as a core value. That translates to rewriting the rules of traditional construction in ways that better protect land, sea and air. When Vice Chairman and CEO Kisun Chung keynotes at CES 2024, the world will learn how HD Hyundai is deploying AI, digital twin, robotics and other technologies for the good of mankind and the planet.

The world’s largest shipbuilder, HD Hyundai is well positioned to drive profound change in an industry traditionally associated with pollution and other ills. This sector behemoth employs some 12,800 workers across sites in Asia, Europe and the U.S. It’s a giant in a global industry with a projected value into the trillions by 2030. As HD Hyundai’s Chung said in an October statement, the company is using its sway to “revolutionize” construction technology and practice for improved productivity and sustainability.
 
As exemplified in an electrification breakthrough announced in October, HD Hyundai is shifting focus from machines running on fossil fuel to advanced, cleaner systems. The company’s October announcement outlined its progress developing electric propulsion systems for use with supertankers.
 
HD Hyundai’s status as a force for transformation dates to its beginnings in 1947 when founder Chung Ju-yung chose the name “Hyundai,” or “modernity,” for his venture. A more recent milestone was the company’s name change in 2022. In December that year, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group became HD Hyundai. The name change coincided with the company’s pledge to adopt and advance renewable energy, carbon reduction, autonomous navigation and other pro-humanity practices.

Improving the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry is key to tackling many, if not all the human security challenges of our civilization,” said. “CES and the world will see our vision for digital twin and smart construction solutions systems. It is about changing the way we build so that we can change our future.

Kisun Chung, Vice Chairman and CEO
HD Hyundai

HD Hyundai’s Chung will expand on tech-first plans and strategies when he takes to the keynote stage at 9:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, January 10, in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian. The HD Hyundai keynote joins already announced keynotes including L’Oréal, Walmart, Nasdaq, Siemens and Elevance.
 
Don’t miss keynotes and other conference and exhibitor features as CES returns to Las Vegas January 9-12. Register today to see what’s next and what’s new.  

This keynote presentation can be viewed on demand here.

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