DNV GL Awards AiP For 25000 TEU ULCS World’s Largest Container Ship
Hudong-Zhonghua was awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV GL at the Marintec China trade fair held at Shanghai for the new gas-fueled 25000TEU Ultra Large Container vessel (ULCS) which was designed at the CSSC booth. This AiP is for the design that will the world’s largest containership.
CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen awarded the certificate to the President of Hudong-Zhonghua, Chen Jun, at the CSSC booth in Shanghai.
Chen Jianliang, Chairman of Hudong-Zhonghua, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager of DNV GL – Maritime for Greater China were present at the ceremony.
“We are very proud to cooperate with Hudong-Zhonghua on this project,” said Norbert Kray. “Hudong-Zhonghua has been a leading player in pushing the ship design to envelop forward, especially for large vessels. In addition, the use of LNG is a sign of the continuing momentum for the fuel, as shipping transitions to lower emission, lower carbon future. We look forward to supporting Hudong-Zhonghua on this project and its successful realization with groundbreaking new vessels.”
DNV GL and Hudong-Zhonghua have cooperated on many innovative projects, like “Sajir”, the Hapag Lloyd vessel which is the first LNG conversion of a large container ship of the world. Recently, they also collaborated for bringing in new developments in the gas carrier segment in shipbuilding. Also, a B type tank design and mock-up that was developed by Hudong-Zhonghua in 2015 got a GASA certification from DNV GL. The application of the Type B tank in the designs of new vessels is also being supported by DNV GL.