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DNV GL Awards AiP For 25000 TEU ULCS World’s Largest Container Ship

Last updated on December 12th, 2019

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.

Reference: DNVGL

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