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DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for its gas-fuelled containership design

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DNV GL has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) certificate to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for its new gas-fuelled 25000 TEU ultra large container ship (ULCS) design – the largest in the world.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, presented the certificate to Chen Jun, President of Hudong-Zhonghua, at the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai. The ceremony was witnessed by Chen Jianliang, Chairman of Hudong-Zhonghua, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager of DNV GL – Maritime for Greater China.

“We are very proud to cooperate with Hudong-Zhonghua on this project,” said Norbert Kray. “Hudong-Zhonghua has been a leading player in pushing the ship design envelop forward, especially for large vessels. In addition, the use of LNG is a sign of the continuing momentum for the fuel, as shipping transitions to a lower emission, lower carbon future. We look forward to supporting Hudong-Zhonghua on this project and its successful realisation with ground breaking new vessels.”

DNV GL and Hudong-Zhonghua have cooperated on many innovative projects, including on the Hapag Lloyd vessel Sajir, the world’s first LNG conversion of a large container ship. A recent strategic cooperation focussed on driving new developments in shipbuilding in the gas carrier segment. In addition, in 2015, Hudong-Zhonghua developed a Type B tank design and mock-up and obtained a GASA certification from DNV GL. DNV GL is also providing support on the application of the Type B tank in new containership designs.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/05122019/dnv-gl-awards-hudong-zhonghua-aip-certificate-for-its-gas-fuelled-containership-design/

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