Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to the CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group for a new Liquified Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) design.
ith a capacity of 271,000cbm, it will be the largest LNG Carrier in history, using the GTT NO 96 Membrane containment system in its 5 cargo tanks. To deliver the AiP, BV performed a preliminary design review and HAZID (hazard identification) analysis to help ensure the highest levels of safety, feasibility, and performance of this design in compliance with applicable classification Rules and Regulations.
I wish to express how impressed we are with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group and their ambition to design and build the largest LNGC yet. BV has been very pleased to participate.
… said Matthieu de Tugny, President of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
ABS as well as Lloyd’s Register have also issued an approval in principle (AiP) to Hudong-Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard for its liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier design.
Hudong-Zhonghua is very honored to receive this Approval in Principle from BV, which brings a new noticeable member of our G5 ever constant series family. For a Max type 271K LNGC, the CII will be about 23% lower than a conventional 174K LNGC.
… added Song Wei, Chief Engineer of Hudong-Zhonghua