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Lloyd’s Register and HHI announce LNG-fuelled bulk carrier project

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Lloyd’s Register has announced that it has entered a joint development project (JDP) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to design 180 000 DWT class bulk carriers.

These designs will help meet the latest market requirements by using LNG as a fuel, with an optimum design for short to medium-haul bulk trade (i.e. Australia – Asia), as well long-haul bulk trade (i.e. Brazil – Asia), service in line with the Harmonised Common Structural Rules. The JDP was announced at the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, Norway.

David Barrow, LR’s Director of Innovation, Marketing & Sales, said: “We are really pleased to announce this new joint development project. These HHI designs offer the possibility for owners to comply with emissions regulations worldwide while keeping the investment viable and competitive. It is really important to LR to be able to help support this type of innovation in the market and assist in bringing such solutions from concept to safe and effective adoption.”

Bong-Jun Jang, HHI’s Senior Executive Vice President, added: “We sincerely believe this JDP will bring environmentally-friendly and economical solutions for future bulk carrier designs and be remembered as a milestone in shipbuilding history. It has always been our great pleasure to launch JDP’s with LR and our collaboration will lead to technological improvement aimed towards energy saving and cleaner shipping.”

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