At the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai, DNV GL awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to Hudong-Zhonghua for its new gas-fueled 25000TEU Ultra Large Container vessel (ULCS) design at the CSSC booth yesterday. The AiP is for a design that would be the largest containership in the world.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, presented the certificate to Chen Jun, President of Hudong-Zhonghua, at the CSSC booth in Shanghai. The ceremony was witnessed by Chen Jianliang, Chairman of Hudong-Zhonghua, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager of DNV GL – Maritime for Greater China.
“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 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 a lower emission, lower carbon future. We look forward to supporting Hudong-Zhonghua on this project and its successful realization with ground breaking new vessels.”
DNV GL and Hudong-Zhonghua have cooperated on many innovative projects, including on the Hapag Lloyd vessel “Sajir”, the world’s first LNG conversion of a large container ship. A recent strategic cooperation focussed on driving new developments in shipbuilding in the gas carrier segment. In addition, in 2015, Hudong-Zhonghua developed a B type tank design and mock-up and obtained a GASA certification from DNV GL. DNV GL is also providing support on the application of the Type B tank in new containership designs.