The development was the result of a joint collaborative project between HHI, LR and Norsepower, with the AiP presented at a special ceremony held at Nor-Shipping.
The VOC recovery system was developed by HHI and will allow the VLCC to use fuel produced from naturally-occurring vapour from the cargo tank during operation.Installation of Norsepower rotor sails, a modern adaptation of the Flettner rotor, is expected to provide additional 5-7% fuel savings depending on operating routes.
LR facilitated a high-level hazard and operability (HAZOP) workshop for the LNG fuel supply system and associated technology in accordance with its ShipRight Procedure for Risk-Based Designs.
“This LNG-fuelled VLCC is a clear step towards meeting the IMO’s 2050 GHG goal,” said Nick Brown, LR's Marine & Offshore director, during the presentation ceremony for the AiP certificate.
“We have focused on developing clean and smart ships that are technically reliable and commercially feasible,” said Hong-Ryeul Ryu, vp in the initial design office of HHI. “We believe that these efforts will bring us a step closer to the future.”