DNV GL leads new LNG carrier concept project
The aim is to develop a new LNG carrier that has a significantly improved environmental footprint and is more energy efficient and better suited to future trading patterns than existing vessels. The project will include the latest technology advances in cargo containment and propulsion efficiency, with focus on improving the environmental performance.
DNV GL has brought together experts from across the industry, including GTT, Hyundai Heavy Industries and GasLog, each contributing their unique expertise and experience.
“Recent technological developments make this a good time to look forward to a new generation of ships, ” commented Martin Davies, the project manager at DNV GL. “Using tools such as our COSSMOS power management design computer platform and state-of-the-art hull optimization software, we are confident it is possible to develop a vessel that will be future competitive and future compliant, with significant advances across a range of features, including speed-range flexibility, hull form and boil-off rate.”
The project is due for completion by the end of this year.
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GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) is the world leader in cryogenic membrane containment systems used in the shipbuilding industry for the transport of LNG. For over 50 years, GTT has offered to its customers technologies which allow them to optimize storage space and reduce the construction and operation costs of ships or tanks equipped with these systems. GTT operates in five sectors: LNGCs (Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers), FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading units), FSRUs (Floating Storage and Regasification units), onshore storage tanks, and solutions for the LNG as a fuel chain.
Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading integrated heavy industry company, is building a global network in the heavy industries arena that includes businesses in shipbuilding, offshore and engineering, industrial plant and engineering, engine and machinery, electro electric systems, construction equipment, and green energy. As the world’s leading shipyard since the 1980s, HHI can deliver about 80 ships or 7 million GT annually from 10 dry docks. In March 2012, HHI becomes the first shipbuilder in the world to reach 100 million GT in ship production. HHI has been playing a leading role in developing new ship designs, advancing shipbuilding technology, and enhancing ship performance.
GasLog is an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers. Following the recently announced agreement to purchase three additional LNG carriers from a subsidiary of BG, the contribution of three vessels to the MLP (Master Limited Partnership) and the contracts for two newbuildings, GasLog’s wholly-owned fleet will include 20 LNG carriers (including 11 ships in operation and nine LNG carriers on order) and will have 6 LNG carriers operating under its technical management for external customers. GasLog’s principal executive offices are at Gildo Pastor Center, 7 Rue du Gabian, MC 98000, Monaco. GasLog’s website is http://www.gaslogltd.com. GasLog is also the general partner and majority interest holder in the MLP, a publicly traded master limited partnership, which owns three LNG carriers.