DNV GL & Huangpu-Wenchong Sign JDP On 5,000 TEU LNG Dual-Fuel Container Ship
DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Company (HPWS) signed a Joint Development Project at the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai for a 5,000 TEU LNG dual fuel containership. The JDP was signed by Ms Wu Ronghui, HPWS Deputy Chief Engineer, and Falk Rothe, Head of DNV GL’s Technical Centre China.
As per the agreement, new energy-efficient 5,000 TEU Panamax container ships will be developed by the joint forces of HPWS and DNV GL to facilitate the speeding growth of intra-Asian trades.
LNG fuel will be used in the vessel so as to decrease the consumption of energy, emissions and for getting maximum capacity with less OPEX. It will also be featured with a hydrodynamically optimized low resistance ship line and a structural design that is more effective.
The improved ergonomic design provides better crew comfort. The top-notch intelligent ship technology is the other major highlights of this new green and smart ship.
“I am very excited this marks another significant achievement, further to the strategic cooperation agreement and the 200th DNV GL classed vessel built by HPWS last year. It is trust and synergies stemming from our powerful partnership that makes this happen today, and I am positive there is more to come in the near future,” said Mr. Wang Yi, HPWS Commission Director for Science and Technology.
“Closely partnering with industry and sharing knowledge is crucial to helping the industry improve its environmental footprint while remaining competitive, and the new HPWS vessel is a case in point for this approach,” said DNV GL’s Falk Rothe. “Working with innovative partners like HPWS gives us the opportunity to put our extensive experience in the container segment to work to help the industry with robust designs that are built for the market and regulatory environments of today and tomorrow.”
Drawing assessments, an AiP statement, and a workshop that will check the intra-Asia container transportation is also comprised of the JDP.