Ship design venture offers improved ‘green’ bulk carrier

‘Emerald’ design offers a lighter and environmentally friendly ship as project exceeds fuel-saving targets

Lloyd’s Register and Shanghai-based Bestway Marine Engineering Design have completed their joint-industry project to develop a trend-setting environmental bulk carrier, with results far exceeding expectations.

According to the provisional data from the project, the new design for a 35,000 Dwt bulk carrier will achieve an 18% improvement in environmental efficiency over comparable previous versions when measured against the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index, a method by which a ship’s CO2 efficiency is measured.

“This project clearly demonstrates what can be achieved through the power of technical co-operation,” said Nick Brown, Lloyd’s Register’s Country and Marine Manager, China. “It showcased our technical expertise and ability to provide timely insights and support to innovative designers such as Bestway right from the initial design stage. This project also highlighted the leadership Bestway is taking in the area of ship design. We are confident about working together again with Bestway on safe and efficient designs in the future.”

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