Joint LPG carrier project
DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project for the design of a state-of-the-art next generation LPG carrier, which was unveiled at Posidonia.
The LPGreen project will bring together experts from across the industry for this project, including Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Consolidated Marine Management (CMM), each contributing their unique expertise and experience.
“The project contains some of the industry’s technology leaders to bring innovation in practice,” said George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist at DNV GL’s Maritime R&D and Advisory unit in Greece, who is also the project manager for LPGreen.
“Using our partner’s experience, technology expertise and coupling it with state-of-the-art tools such as hull form CFD optimisation and COSSMOS for integrated machinery systems, we are confident that we will develop a competitive, compliant and safer concept vessel, with significant advances in a range of its features,” he said.
LPGreen aims is to develop a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer vessel for the transportation of LPG products, taking into account existing and future trading patterns and ensuring the overall competitiveness of the concept.
The project will incorporate the latest advances in hull form optimisation, cargo handling systems, engine technology and fuelling options. The resulting concept design will be compliant with the new IGC Code.
As an end result, the concept vessel will include significant improvements in terms of its energy efficiency, environmental track record and the level of safety. The target is a concept that will be ready to be implemented as soon as the project is completed.
The LPGreen project should be completed by the end of this year.
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