European classification society DNV GL entered into a joint development project with Chinese Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. for LNG dual-fuel containership.
The project is for a 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) vessel and the accord was signed at a Shanghai trade fair by Wu Ronghui for the Huangpu-Wenchong yard and Falk Rothe, Head of DNV GL’s Technical Centre in China.
According to the agreement, HPWS and DNV GL will jointly develop a new energy-efficient 5,000 TEU Panamax container ship for the intra-Asia trade routes.
“In order to minimize energy consumption, emissions to air, and achieve maximum cargo capacity with lower OPEX, the vessel will use LNG as ship fuel, have an hydrodynamically optimized low resistance ship line, and a more effective structural design,” said DNV GL.
“Enhanced ergonomic design features for greater crew comfort, as well as cutting edge intelligent ship technology are further highlights of this new green and smart ship,” it added.
Wang Yi, the Huangpu-Wenchong yard’s Director for Science and Technology, said the project marks another advance in strategic cooperation.
Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding is a subsidiary China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC), one of the largest global shipbuilding companies.
“It is trust and synergies stemming from our powerful partnership that makes this happen and I am positive there is more to come in the near future,” added Wang.