CCS classes ultra energy efficient VLCC

Written by Nick Blenkey
CS Hunan Venture

CS Hunan Venture has an impressive EEDI rating

The 307,000 DWT CS Hunan Venture was recently delivered by China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC). Built to China Classification Society (CCS) class, it is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management, Hong Kong.

According to Fan Qiang, vice president of China Classification Society, the ship’s innovative design means its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is more than 20% below the baseline, one of the world’s best ratings for VLCCs of the same size.

“The ship has excellent energy-saving and environmental protection performance because it has a straight bow design profile and is equipped with a new type of main engine a MAN B&W7G80ME-C9.5 made by Dalian Marine Diesel,” he said. “It further has a propeller of large-diameter and high-efficiency, and a before-propeller energy-saving device which DSIC has an independent intellectual property right for. This is a new highly competitive ground-breaking generation of ship design for the newbuild market.”

CCS says the vessel meets the Harmonized Common Structural Rules (HCSR) and complies with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials according to both IMO Ship Recycling Convention and EU regulations.

The CS Hunan Venture has a total length of 333 meters, a width of 60 meters and a cruising range of more than 26,000 nautical miles. It can pass through the Strait of Malacca with a designed draft of 20.5 meters and has a normal loading of two million barrels of crude oil.


CCS President Mo Jianhui added that another major VLCC related project that CCS is working on with DSIC is an order for a VLCC that will be the world’s first LNG dual-fueled VLCC when delivered around the end of 2021.

“CCS continues to ramp up its scientific research and innovation capabilities and is jointly developing many VLCC ship types with major Chinese shipyards,” he said. “We believe CCS is one of the leading classification societies for international innovation in energy conservation, environmental protection and intelligent shipping. As a result of years of work between CCS and our shipyard partners we are creating a number of ground-breaking independent intellectual property rights based around new advanced technology. In particular, CCS is cooperating with shipyards and manufacturers of LNG bunkering tanks and fuel gas supply systems, undertaking drawing approvals, risk assessments and site surveys.”

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