Lloyd's Register AiP HHI gas carrier design

It is the first time that HHI has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design Photo: LR It is the first time that HHI has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design Photo: LR

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an AiP from Lloyd’s Register for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel.

This development was the result of collaboration between HHI, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and LR with the AiP signed at the Gastech exhibition held in Barcelona, Spain.

“We have focused on developing the safe design for LPG-fuelled propulsion system,” said Kisun Chung, Deputy COO in Group Ship/Offshore Marketing of HHI and CEO in Hyundai Global Service.

“We are pleased to introduce the reliable design of VLGC with LPG burning system in the market for new building and also conversion vessels so that VLGC players can have environmentally-friendly vessels and maximize their benefits using their cargo carried onboard the vessels.”

Shipyard first

It is the first time that HHI has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design.

This AiP opens up the way for VLGC operators, who, like the rest of the industry, face the challenge of reducing GHG emissions.

To this end, LR has facilitated a high-level hazard identification (HAZID) workshop for the LPG fuel supply system and associated ancillaries in accordance with LR’s established ShipRight Procedure Risk Based Designs (RBD).

MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) participated in this joint development project as an engine designer. MAN ES recently launched its latest two-stroke engine type, a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIP engine designed for LPG running.

HGS was also involved in this joint development project, which as a subsidiary of the HHI group specialising in providing all round services in marine, offshore and the power generation segment.

Recently, HGS has been working with major global shipping companies on the feasibility for conversion of LPGC vessels to LPG-fuelled propulsion systems in response to the upcoming environmental regulations.

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