According to the statement, work on the joint project has complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements as follows, based on the second generation WOZMAX® (a registered brand of Namura Shipyard: an optimum size of vessel that can call at main Western Australian iron loading ports, and which stands for ‘West’, ‘Oz’, ‘Max’) of Namura Shipyard.
- To keep almost the same deadweight and normal service speed as WOZMAX.
- To be able to endure a round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel mode, arranging the LNG tanks in the centre section of the hull.
- To achieve EEDI (energy efficiency design index) phase 3 by means of primary fuel changes to LNG.
“K” Line claims that, in addition to the LNG fuel conversion, it looked into the possibility of it being combined with a shaft generator, binary cycle power generation system and lithium battery so as to further reduce CO2 emissions and confirmed that this system can achieve an additional 4% decrease in consumption of fuel oil.
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