DNV GL, China’s Huangpu-Wenchong Partner on LNG Dual-Fuel Containership
Classification society DNV GL December 5 said it has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with China’s Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Company (HPWS) on a 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership.
According to the agreement, HPWS and DNV GL will jointly develop a new energy-efficient 5,000 TEU Panamax container ship for the intra-Asia trades. “In order to minimize energy consumption, emissions to air, and achieve maximum cargo capacity with lower OPEX, the vessel will use LNG as ship fuel, have a hydrodynamically optimized low resistance ship line, and a more effective structural design,” DNV GL said.
The JDP includes drawing assessments, an AIP statement, and a workshop looking into intra-Asia container transportation, it said.