NACKS and LR develop dual-fuel MPV


Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS) and Lloyd’s Register have developed a dual-fuelled evolution to NACKS’ established multi-purpose vessel (MPV) design

The new concept is is fitted with a 500m3 C-type LNG fuel containment system, located aft on deck above the engine room and the LNG fuel supply system. An MAN ME-GI engine provides propulsion in a high-pressure gas fuel system provides propulsion while the main electrical generator and boiler are in a low-pressure gas fuel system. Accommodation is located forward, maximising space for cargo operations, with three deck cranes (2x350T, 1x100T) situated on the port rail.

The design complies with Lloyd’s Register’s gas fuelled ship rules and also has gone through the class society’s ShipRight risk-based design assessment procedure. The dual-fuelled system design and arrangement have also achieved approval in principle and gas-ready descriptive note GR(A).

TsuneshiroYamamoto, vice president of NACKS, said: “MPVs are important workhorses in commercial shipping, providing more flexibility in operation. This evolution of our proven 28,000 dwt MPV design demonstrates that shipping can provide clean fuel designs to meet the requirements of world trade.”

Wei Ying, principal specialist and general manager at Lloyd’s Register’s Shanghai technical support office, added: “We are continuing to share our understanding of marine risk and the realities of LNG as a marine fuel in both short sea and the development of designs, like this one, suitable for the deep sea trades by providing the insight and experience needed by ship designers, shipbuilders and operators.”

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