DNV awards approval in principle to Hyundai Mipo for its new container ships
DNV (formerly DNV GL), a Norwegian classification society, has given Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) approval in principle (AiP) for a new design of intra-European 1,900 TEU feeder container ships.
“With the AiP, we are confident HMD can supply feeder ships optimized to operate within Europe.Euro-Congreen 1,900 is focused on cargo loading and superior fuel consumption as countermeasures to stricter carbon footprint regulations and future demand…The ships will also be ready to use LNG as fuel and other alternative fuels," said Young Jun Nam, CTO & Executive Vice President at HMD.
The AiP is the result of a joint development project between DNV and HMD to develop "a highly efficient and effective" feeder vessel design to meet the European shortsea container market, according to the company.
The design was checked for compliance with DNV's container ship rules, which included the possibility of using LNG as a ship fuel.
DNV also provided technical assistance with the basic design, including stability, freight loading and unloading, and machinery structure concept and accommodation.
The modular design guarantees expanded Euro-size container stowage in the hold and on deck, as well as 45 feet of container stowage in a specified hold and on deck, similar to the previous Congreen 1,800 TEU design creation project.
The ship also exceeds EEDI phase III specifications in diesel mode by a large margin. A new LNG fuel design was also introduced as an alternative, with a type C tank located behind the deckhouse and the latest version of the 6S60ME-C10.5 main engine.
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