MOL Earns AIP for Design of LNG-powered, Ultra-large Containership

- 20/04/2017, 16:47
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) recently announced that, DNVGL issued an Approval In Principle (AIP) to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (SHI) for the future design of a series of four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU containerships (Note 1), which have been under construction.
MOL signed a deal for the series of containerships with SHI in 2015. The ships were designed in anticipation of using LNG as a fuel, in light of more stringent environmental regulations that will take effect in the years to come. At the construction stage, MOL and SHI developed a basic plan targeting vessels in service, performance evaluation, compliance with new regulations, and risk assessment (Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)) (Note 2) in a joint study, and completed the basic design in March.