LR awards Jiangnan AiP for 91,000 m3 VLGC Panda 91T design.
LR presented AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd in a ceremony at Gastech 2019, taking place this week in Houston, Texas.
LR has awarded Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd with Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 91,000 m3 Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC). The design, named “Panda 91T”, includes an LPG dual-fuelled main engine and relevant fuel gas system, as well as an optional air lubrication system and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is approximately 40% lower than the base value, improving the efficiency of the VLGC design.
LR facilitated a basic-level hazard identification (HAZID) workshop for the LPG fuel supply system and associated technology in accordance with LR’s ShipRight Procedure for Risk-Based designs, confirming that the design meets international regulations and LR classification Rules, specifically the construction and classification of ships for the carriage of liquefied gases in bulk and for gases or other low-flashpoints fuels.
Mark Darley, LR’s LR North Asia President, awarding the AiP commented: “This is a great milestone of our longstanding relationship with Jiangnan, demonstrating the shipyard’s strong design capability in VLGCs and its clear understanding of our Rules and Regulations which we have rewarded with this AiP. We are proud to be part of the ‘new’ generation of such VLGCs, offering unique expertise to this gas ship market, and continue to support our customers in the delivery of safe, efficient and sustainable operations across the entire gas supply chain.”