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LR gives approval for LNG powered multipurpose vessel

LR gives approval for LNG powered multipurpose vessel
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to a Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS)-designed multipurpose vessel fuelled by LNG.

NACKS’ 28K multipurpose vessel (MPV) features forward-mounted accommodation to maximise cargo space. This version has been further modified, with two 500 cu m ‘C’-type LNG fuel tanks located on the aft deck, over the engine room and the LNG fuel supply system, fuelling an MAN ME-GI high-pressure gas engine. The main system electrical generator and boiler are in a low-pressure gas fuel system.

LR tested the design against its gas fuelled ship rules, as well as undertaking its ShipRight ARBD (Assessment of Risk Based Design) Procedure. The dual-fuelled system design and arrangement have also achieved LR’s approval in principle and Gas Ready Class descriptive note – GR(A).

"MPVs are important workhorses in commercial shipping, providing more flexibility in operation,” Tsuneshiro Yamamoto, NACK vp. “While the COP 21 discussions are ongoing, the industry is required to showcase an appropriate response to the need for ever-cleaner designs. This evolution of our proven 28,000 dwt MPV design demonstrates that shipping can provide clean fuel designs to meet the requirements of world trade."