Lloyd’s Register grants AiP to CMES, CNOOC, DSIC and GTT for LNG dual-fuelled VLCC design
Lloyd’s Register has issued CMES, CNOOC, DSIC and GTT with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the development of the first efficient LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) in a new generation of dual-fuelled VLCCs, LR said in its release.
LR has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC), and Gaztransport and Technigaz SA (GTT) for an LNG-fuelled VLCC design that uses a prismatic GTT Mark III membrane LNG tank.
The main objectives of the AiP include developing a specification for a dual fuel VLCC that meets the IMO’s GHG 2030 emission limitations and preparing the relevant design drawings. CMES and CNOOC G&P, with assistance from LR and GTT, also performed an economic analysis in terms of capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expenditure (OPEX). LR also conducted a risk assessment and reviewed the design in accordance with the latest regulatory requirements.