DNV awards AiP for 11,000 ceu PCTC design
DNV awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. for its ground-breaking 11,000 ceu capacity pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design. The certificate was awarded at the Marintec China trade fair on 6 December.
The 234m long and 40m wide PCTC design will have 14 decks allowing 11,000 car equivalent units (ceu) to be stored simultaneously, which not only increases efficiency but also reduces the transport cost per vehicle.
By implementing a combination of decarbonisation measures, the so-called “Super Large Smart Green 11,000” design will result in a significant reduction in carbon emissions, in line with the stringent requirements of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3 and NOx Tier III. The PCTC will use LNG as its primary fuel and will be equipped with a 4,200cbm LNG storage tank.