LR joins project to develop rotor sail-powered ships

Lloyd’s Register has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy-efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails.

Proposed ship types include 85,000DWT and 210,000DWT bulk carriers, a 325,000DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC), a 114,000DWT Aframax tanker, a 50,000DWT MR tanker, and a very large crude carrier (VLCC).

LR will review the designs in accordance with the latest regulatory requirements and will ensure it meets the necessary rules to issue an approval in principle (AIP).

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