Trio to study LNG boxship


Hanjin Heavy Industries (HHI), GTT and DNV GL have teamed up to study a potential LNG-fuelled large containership design.

The joint development project will see them work together to develop a vessel concept based on a 16,300-teu containership design by HHI, the South Korean shipyard group.

It would also utilise a membrane containment system designed by France’s GTT, which specialises in such systems.

DNV GL will evaluate economic feasibility based on the classification society’s Ready Step 1 procedure.

The ship would target the Asia-to-Europe trade, which would require passing through an emissions control area with stringent sulphur restrictions.

DNV GL said the vessel will be equipped with a dual-fuel, two-stroke engine and two 11,000-cbm containment tanks. That would could carry it 15,000 nautical miles, enough to clear the European ECA zones with cleaner-burning LNG.

The project was detailed in a presentation at SMM, the ongoing shipping conference in Hamburg.

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