KR awards AiP to LNG dual-fuel VLGC

KR (Korean Register) has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG dual-fuel VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) jointly developed by KR and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI) at Gastech 2023 in Singapore on 7 September.

The newly approved LNG dual-fuel VLGC utilizes both marine gas oil (MGO) and LNG as fuel and incorporates two LNG fuel tanks positioned on both sides of the open deck. KR verified the safety, suitability and the regulatory compliance of the design by reviewing national and international regulations, leading to the issuance of the AIP for the LNG dual-fuel VLGC.

HD HHI executed the ship’s basic design, established the layout of fuel supply pipes and the gas detection system, and designed the LNG fuel tank using their technical expertise.

KR has been focusing on the development of eco-friendly technologies relevant to LNG for several years because LNG is considered a major alternative that can meet the international regulations.

… said KIM Yeontae, Executive Vice President of KR technical division

HD HHI has been working to develop eco-friendly fuel propulsion ships such as LNG using our accumulated design technologies, and we are pleased to demonstrate our technical expertise with this AIP. We will continue to make technological innovations for the development of eco-friendly ships.

… commented JEON Seungho, HD HHI’s Senior Executive Vice President & CTO

To remind, during Gastech 2023, KR (Korean Register) also granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a 200K CBM Class ultra-large ammonia carrier with ammonia fuel.

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