China’s CIMC Enric, DNV GL to Work on Gas Carriers, LNG Tank Design
China’s CIMC Enric and classification society DNV GL have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to work together on the development of gas carriers and LNG gas tank design and fabrication over the next five years, DNV GL said December 5.
“Our strong partnership on numerous LNG carrier and bunkering vessels, LEG carriers, LPG carriers, offshore modules and tanks with DNV GL encourages us to move beyond maritime and work more closely together in many dimensions,” said Gao Wenbao, vice general manager, CIMC Enric. “I am confident that our combined expertise and shared values will make this journey a very fruitful one.”
The cooperation focuses on developing gas tank and gas carrier technology and covers training and technical workshops, marine assurance, technology qualification, safety studies and analysis, approval in principle and joint development projects, DNV GL said.
DNV GL’s oil and gas division will also work on LNG terminal design verification, with the business assurance unit taking on ISO management system certification and CE marking as well as industrial inspection and verification.
“Many recent studies have identified that LNG is a very important fuel to help the maritime industry and the world lower its carbon and air emissions and transition to carbon-neutral alternatives,” said Norbert Kray, DNV GL’s regional manager in Greater China.