DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project to define the state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier.
Along with experts from across the industry, including GTT, Hyundai Heavy Industries and GasLog, DNV GL aims to develop a new LNG carrier that has a significantly improved environmental footprint. The LNG carrier will also be more energy efficient and better suited to future trading patterns than existing vessels.
The project will include the latest technology advances in cargo containment and propulsion efficiency.
Martin Davies, the Project Manager at DNV GL, said: “Recent technological developments make this a good time to look forward to a new generation of ships […] Using tools such as our COSSMOS power management design computer platform and state-of-the-art hull optimisation software, we are confident it is possible to develop a vessel that will be future competitive and future compliant, with significant advances across a range of features, including speed-range flexibility, hull form and boil-off rate.”
The project is due for completion by the end of this year.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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