DNV GL and SUMEC Marine Company Ltd. have signed a cooperation agreement, and have now agreed on a Joint Development Project (JDP) to update the Crown 63.5k Bulk Carrier design. The agreement was signed at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo.
The JDP includes an evaluation of various propulsion systems for bulk carrier designs in general, in terms of future environmental requirements that can impact CAPEX and OPEX.
Specifically, the Joint Development Project includes the application of the new harmonized common structural rules (HCSR) to the design.
Both partners will focus on enhancing the energy efficiency of the design specifically in the ship board machinery and electrical systems.
Mr Xu Gang, General Manager of SUMEC Marine Co., Limited addressed that the JDP between both companies will help them continue offering to their customers an attractive design, with better efficiency, new smart features and up-to-date standards.
The Crown 63.5k Ultramax design has been very popular and successful with over 100 vessels built to date
… Mr Gang added.
Concluding, Norbert Kray, DNV GL’s Regional Manager Greater China highlighted that the environmental regulation will make shipowners improve their fleet, while also maintaining compliance to safety standards.