DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design
At the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai, DNV GL awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for its new gas-fueled 25000 TEU Ultra Large Container vessel (ULCS) design at the CSSC booth. The AiP is for a design that would be the largest containership in the world, DNV GL said in its release.
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.
About Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. is one of the major shipbuilding enterprises under the flag of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The Company consists of one headquarters in Pudong of Shanghai, and three shipyards, i.e. the main yard, Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd., and Shanghai jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., being a comprehensive industrial conglomerate specialized in building ships, offshore engineering products and non-ship products.
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