DNV To Class World’s 1st Zero-emission Cruise Ship

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DNV will class Northern Xplorer’s inaugural vessel, said to be the world’s first zero emission cruise ship, and will also work with Norwegian flag and technology providers on the development of rules and standards for the operation of hydrogen-powered passenger ships, reports Riviera Maritime Media.

DNV to class Northern Xplorer’s cruise vessel

DNV will be engaged during construction and commissioning to verify that the vessel’s design and structures are in compliance with flag and international mandatory requirements, as the basis for obtaining the necessary certificates for safe operations. This engagement also includes plan approval of all the ship’s main drawings, as well as hull, machinery, vessel systems and equipment installations.

As previously reported, Northern Xplorer signed a letter of intent for the construction of its first vessel with Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea during the SMM trade fair in Hamburg in September.

Designed by naval architects Multi Maritime AS in Førde, Norway, the 250-passenger ship features ABB’s fully electric propulsion system, including battery and hydrogen fuel-cell technology that will enable to it to sail emissions-free

Northern Xplorer’s CEO, Rolf André Sandvik, commented: ‘I am very pleased DNV is joining us on this project given their competence and insight as a leading classification society.’

Their experience in developing new rules and standards for hybrid and fully electric vessels is unrivalled and makes them the best partner to have as we continue on our mission to build a hydrogen-fuelled cruise ship.’

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Source: Riviera Maritime Media

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