LR award Design Approval for HD HHI’s ‘FORE-Accommodation’ LNG carrier

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Design Approval to HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI) for their novel ‘FORE-accommodation’ LNG Carrier (LNGC), designed to transport Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) with the capability to accommodate a number of alternative fuels.

The vessel design features additional space for the installation of future fuel capabilities and eco-friendly equipment such as Wind Assisted Propulsion Systems (WAPS), Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage Systems (OCCS) and fuel cells. The fore accommodation LNGC has an improved propulsion efficiency compared to conventional LNGCs due to a reduced wind resistance by applying low & streamlined accommodation.

The design approval follows a Joint Development Project (JDP) to develop an energy efficient carrier capable of running on the alternative fuels of the future with eco-friendly equipment between SK Shipping, LR, HD KSOE, HD HHI and the Marshall Islands Flag.

Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Register said: “The transportation of LNG remains a crucial part of the maritime industry’s energy transition and the global fleet urgently needs energy efficient vessels to meet this demand whilst complying with increasing environmental regulations.

“Working together with our JDP partners, including the Marshall Islands Flag, has shown the importance of collaboration for the design of future fuel capable vessels to meet the industry’s decarbonisation ambitions.”

Seung-Ho Jeon, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of HD HHI said: “As environmental regulations continue to strengthen, it is anticipated that the adoption of alternative fuels and eco-friendly equipment will significantly expand in the future. In consideration of this trend, we have broken away from conventional confines and developed the innovative design of large-scale LNG carrier for the next-generation, which offers full visibility and a spacious deck area. It is expected that this novel design would be able to assist to free our clients in applying green technologies with greater flexibility. And we look forward to continue leading the LNG carrier market with this fore-accommodation large-scale LNG carrier.”



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