DNV GL to work with HHI for future-proof tanker designs
Classification society DNV GL said that the next generation of environmentally sustainable, future-proof tanker designs has been built together with shipbuilder HHI Group.
DNV GL and HHI Group discussed the findings of new joint research in a recent industry webinar entitled 'Green Tankers towards 2050' and clarified how eco-friendly maritime solutions will help shipowners and managers cope now and in the future with stricter environmental regulations.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in 2019 initiated the joint research, when DNV GL and HHI agreed to establish low and zero carbon shipping solutions.
Leading researchers from HHI Group companies Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) presented the results of the MOU in a virtual format, co-hosted by DNV GL from their Høvik, Norway headquarters.
Experts from DNV GL and the HHI Group clarified the recent development of regulations covering vessel greenhouse gas emissions, including the adoption of the Current Vessel Design Index (EEXI) and the latest Carbon Intensity Metric, due to enter into force in 2023. The HHI Group has launched its range of eco-friendly ships fitted with alternative fuel technology and emission reduction systems, including 40 dual-fuel LNG ships that have either been delivered or are under construction.
By applying the data-based carbon robust model of DNV GL to its very large crude carrier (VLCC) and medium range (MR) tanker vessels, the HHI Group found that, in combination with advanced energy saving devices (ESDs), an LNG fuel propulsion system will enable a vessel over its expected lifetime to reach the new Carbon Intensity Indicator.
Maritime Business World