Hyundai Heavy Industries and Lloyd’s Register announce joint development project to design 180k DWT class bulk carriers
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Lloyd’s Register (LR) have today announced at Nor-Shipping 2017 a joint development project (JDP) to design 180k DWT class bulk carriers. These designs will meet the latest market needs by using LNG as a fuel, with an optimum design for short to medium-haul bulk trade (i.e. Australia – Asia) and long-haul bulk trade (i.e. Brazil – Asia) service in line with the Harmonised Common Structural Rules.
Since the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, and increased developments in the global supply of gas, there is a continued need for ship designs to evolve to provide further alternatives to traditional oil-fuelled designs. As new building orders in larger size ranges are expected, a 180k DWT class bulk carrier was selected for this design development project.