Classification society DNV GL has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) to Daehan Shipbuilding (DHSC) for a new design of small-size LPG carriers in the 5,000-7,000-dwt range
The AiP handover ceremony took place recently at the DHSC headquarters in Mokpo, South Korea.
Prior to the award of the AiP, DHSC and DNV GL teamed up in a joint development project (JDP) focusing on small-size dual-fuel LPG carriers. DHSC worked to develop new vessel designs and DNV GL reviewed both the basic and detailed designs in accordance with relevant rules and regulations, and provided technical advice and recommendations by its gas carrier experts to enhance the design development.
DHSC president and chief executive Dae-Seong Jeong said “With the designs verified by DNV GL, we are now able to offer our expanded shipbuilding capabilities to the market. The vessels will be future-proof from an environmental perspective and meet the growing demand from shipowners for efficient small-scale LPG carriers.”
DNV GL regional manager for Korea & Japan, Vidar Dolonen said “We are pleased to award the AiP to DHSC, which assures the design of these new LPG carriers complies with class rules and the relevant regulations. Our close co-operation was key to the development of this new ship type for DHSC.”
“Having successfully worked together on prior projects, like Daehan’s first Suezmax tanker and their shuttle tanker series, we wish the yard best of luck with the new LPG carrier design and look forward to continuing the good collaboration in the future,” added Mr Dolonen.
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