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Maiden LNG-fuelled bulker to match new DNV GL rules.


ESL Shipping has built the maiden LNG dual-fuelled bulk carriers to the new set of DNV GL rules.  DNV GL-Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen said: “We have created these rules to be ready for the future and we have long pioneered the use of LNG as a ship fuel”.

He also added “To see these two come together in a double first for the industry is a remarkable moment.  We look forward to working with ESL, Deltamarin, Sinotrans & CSC Qingshan Shipyard and all the project partners to make this project a success.”

Vessel Specifications:

25,600 dwt Vessels2 Nos.
DesignDeltamarin B.Delta26LNG
Length: 160m
Breadth: 26m
Shallow Draft: 10m (max)
Vessel Services: Baltic Sea Regions
Due for Delivery: 2018

Aligned to new DNV GL rules for general dry cargo ships with DNV GL ice class 1A.  It will also be fitted with C LNG tanks of approximately 400m3 capacity.

Shallow Draft is fitted with dual-fuel main and auxiliary machinery which is expected to curb the emission of carbon-dioxide to half per ton of cargo transported.

DNV GL Bulk Carriers business director Morten Løvstad said: “Being asked to work with such an innovative team as the classification partner is a testament to the creativity and hard work that so many colleagues at DNV GL have invested in the new rule set.”

“These vessels will set new standards for efficiency and environmental performance.”

“They are an important step forward in showing how shipping can be a force for sustainability today and in the future.”

Source: DNV GL