LR and Nantong COSCO KHI to develop LNG fuelled MPV
28,000 deadweight multi-purpose vessel (MPV)* will be designed to meet current and future environmental and efficiency targets
Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) and Lloyd’s Register China have agreed to the joint development of an LNG-fuelled 28,000 deadweight (dwt) type motor general cargo ship design, built to Lloyd’s Register’s requirements, that will meet current and future environmental targets. This ‘new’ ship design project will incorporate new propulsion systems (dual/triple-fuelled) and will meet new operational requirements. This design will be an evolution of NACKS’ most current 28K MPV design.
Lloyd’s Register will be applying its risk methodology for novel technology processes, which provides a proven pathway through the complexity of the technical risk assessment. The goal is for LR to issue an approval in principle (AIP) for the new design including approval of the LNG as fuel systems.
In a ceremony held at NACKS’ offices, Nikolas Skaribas, LR’s Greater China Marine Operations Manager, signed the JIP (Joint Industry Project) agreement on behalf of LR with NACKS President, Mr Han Chengmin.