K Line Gets Design Approval for LNG Fuelled Ore Carrier
Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Namura Shipbuilding have secured a joint approval in principle for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled ore carrier from Norwegian classification society DNV GL, K Line said August 5.
K Line said work on this joint project was complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements, based on the second generation Wozmax of Namura Shipyard.
Wozmax, an optimal size of vessel, is the registered brand of Namura Shipyard. The new design will keep almost the same dead-weight and normal service speed as Wozmax, K Line said. Also, the ship will retain enough endurance for round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel mode, arranging the LNG tanks in center section of hull.
K Line said that environmental concern with greenhouse gas emission effect is growing and it will, based on its environmental vision 2050, encourage less environmental load from marine transport by operating ships that are highly energy efficient and which contribute to conservation of the global environment