DNV awards AIP for South Korean-designed feeder containership

DNV has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for a new design of intra-Europe 1,900TEU feeder container vessel.

The design was completed under a joint development project (JDP) between DNV and HMD to develop a new feeder vessel for the European short sea container market. The design was reviewed for compliance with DNV’s rules for containerships, including the option of using LNG as a ship fuel.

DNV also provided technical support on the basic design in terms of stability, cargo loading and unloading, and the machinery arrangement concept and accommodation.

Similar to the previous 1,800TEU design development project between DNV and HMD, the new flexible design ensures extended Euro-size container stowage in the hold and on deck, and 13 metres of container stowage in a designated hold and on deck.

DNV said the ship also fulfils the requirements of EEDI phase III at diesel mode by a considerable margin.

A new LNG fuel concept, with a type C tank located behind the deckhouse, was also applied as an option.

The DNV Container Excellence Centre in Hamburg provided technical advice to HMD during the JDP period to enhance the cargo optimisation and assess the design’s compliance with environmental requirements, including EEXI.

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