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DNV presents AiP to Hudong-Zhonghua for world's largest LNG carrier design

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DNV Grants AiP for World’s Largest LNG Carrier Design

Mike Schuler
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September 5, 2023

Classification society DNV has granted an Approval in Principle to Hudong-Zhonghua for their design of what could become the world’s largest capacity LNG carrier.

The LNG carrier design measures 344-meters-long and has a breadth (moulded) of 53.6 meters, with 271,000 cbm capacity in five cargo tanks. It also includes energy-saving technology such as an air lubrication system and shaft generator, sloshing monitoring, and advanced anti-collision system.

Despite its size, the design will be able to berth at over 70 LNG terminals along major trade routes.

DNV presented the AiP to Hudong-Zhonghua on the first day of Gastech 2023 held in Singapore.

“LNG is an energy source that is becoming more important as we look to improve air quality and lower carbon emissions,” said DNV’s Regional Manager Norbert Kray. “DNV has been one of the leaders in maritime LNG technology for years, and I am delighted about our involvement in such an innovative project. With our global expertise and established Gas Carriers and Alternative Fuels expert team in China, we will continue to deepen our partnerships in China to help transition the maritime industry to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.”

DNV’s AiP is based on classification rules with the following intended class notations: +1A Tanker for liquefied gas, BIS, BWM(T), Recyclable, Shaft align(1), COAT-PSPC(B), TMON(Oil lubricated), CSA(FLS1), NAUT(OC), LCS, CLEAN, E0.

“While DNV fully supports our customers in this highly competitive segment, the AiP represents Hudong-Zhonghua’s ability to create a cutting-edge design for the largest LNG carriers,” said Martin Cartwright, DNV’s global Business Director Gas Carriers & FSRU.

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