Daehan Shipbuilding, DNV GL join forces on developing small-scale LPG carriers
Korea’s Daehan Shipbuilding has entered into a joint development project with classification society DNV GL to develop small-size LPG carriers.
Due to tightened emission regulations and a shale gas boom, the demand for LPG and LNG carriers is expected to increase. A hike in freight rates also stimulates the growth in LPG carrier orders.
To keep pace with this industrial trend and seize opportunities, Daehan Shipbuilding has decided to diversify its ship type lines and start to develop LPG carriers
“DHSC already established its position as a reliable shipbuilder with the capability to build different ship types other than gas carriers. As the industry is changing rapidly, we are now strengthening our competitiveness by developing LPG carriers and show our technological competence to ship owners,” said Seong Jeong, DHSC President & CEO.
DNV GL will review the basic and detailed designs for the vessels in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations and provide technical advice and recommendations to help enhance the design development.
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On August 25th, the 2500 TEU container ship was launched from Jiangnan Shipyard(Group) CO., Ltd. As scheduled.
This vessel is 195m in length overall, 191.8m in LPP, 32.25m in width and 17m in depth. The design draft is 10m, the scantling draft is 11.2m and the service speed is no less than 20 knots. Besides, there are 922 containers in the cargo hold, 1725 containers and 226 refrigerated containers on the deck. With the latest exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers), this vessel is energy-efficient, environmental-friendly, automatic and reliable.
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The delivery ceremony of the third E-Flexer RoPax Galicia built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard(Weihai) CO., LTD. for Stena was delivered on August 20th.
This RoPax ferry is 214.5m in length, 27.8m in width with the design draft of 6.4m at a service speed of 22 knots. It is classified into DNV GL, meeting the latest international requirements, such as Class 1C and SRTP（Safe Return to Port). It is fitted with scrubbers in accordance with the updated sulfur emission limit. Besides, it can accommodate 1015 passengers and more than 300 cars, such as automobiles, trucks and trailers. It also features store, bar, playhouse, VIP lounge, playground, restaurant, Café and sundeck as the cruise ship, integrating sightseeing, leisure and recreation.
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