Daehan Shipbuilding gets AiP for LNG fueled Aframax

Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, Korea & Japan at DNV GL – Maritime (left), presents the AiP certificate to Yong-Duk Park, CEO & President of DHSC Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, Korea & Japan at DNV GL – Maritime (left), presents the AiP certificate to Yong-Duk Park, CEO & President of DHSC

JANUARY 3, 2019 — Classification society DNV GL has awarded medium sized Korean shipbuilder Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DHSC) an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an LNG fueled 115,000 dwt Aframax tanker.

The AiP is the new joint development project (JDP) undertaken by DHSC and DNV GL focussed on producing a design that is tailored to meet emerging regulatory and market trends as the marine industry looks to cut emissions by use of LNG as a fuel.

"We believe the completion of this joint development project will allow us to take a competitive position in a challenging market. Eco-friendly designs enabled DHCS to win newbuilding orders. The result of the JDP will be another enabler for us to strengthen our marketing strategy," said Yong-Duk Park, CEO & President of DHSC..

As a market leader in the global Aframax sector, Daehan now has an approved design and source technology that can satisfy the IMO sulfur cap regulations that will take effect on January 1, 2020.

"We appreciate DNV GL's efforts to ensure a successful JDP. Widening and deepening the technical expertise is essential to achieve DHSC's vision to be the best medium-sized shipyard in Korea. DNV GL is the right partner to accomplish this," said Mr Park.

DNV GL reviewed and verified drawing packages related to gas-fueled systems submitted by DHSC.

"We are pleased to deliver this AiP to DHSC after an intensive six-month project and successful completion," said Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, Korea & Japan at DNV GL, during the AiP presentation ceremony. "We appreciate that DHSC has chosen us as a partner in the project, trusting our expertise in gas-fueled ships. This AiP is another concrete indication that the shipping industry is progressing in reducing its environmental impact."

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