Joint Approval in Principle (AIP) for New Concept Design of LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier
August 5th, 2019
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (herein called “K” Line) is proud to announce that “K” Line and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (herein called “Namura Shipyard”) have joint AIP (Approval in Principle) for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL.
Work on this joint project for the development of an LNG-fuelled ore carrier has complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements as follows, based on the second generation WOZMAX®*1 of Namura Shipyard.
To keep almost same deadweight and normal service speed as WOZMAX®
To keep enough endurance for round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel mode, arranging the LNG tanks in center section of hull.
To achieve EEDI phase 3*2 by means of primary fuel changes to LNG.
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