DNV GL grants AiP for LNG fueled bulker design

Written by Nick Blenkey
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LNG tanks are located in center of hull

Japan’s K-Line and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have received DNV GL approval in principle\ for the concept design of a 250,000 dwt LNG-fueled ore carrier.

The concept vessel is based on Namura’s existing WOZMAX (Western Australia Max) bulker design and is designed to have almost the same deadweight, while being able to make a round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel mode, with the LNG tanks located the in center section of the hull.

The main engine is a dual fueled MAN-B&W 6G80ME-C9.5.

In addition to LNG fuel operation, K-Line and Namura also studied the possibility of combining the main engine with a shaft generator, binary cycle power generation system and lithium battery and confirmed that this system could achieve an additional further 4% reduction of fuel oil consumption.

On-board generating system
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