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LR and NACKS to develop LNG fuelled MPV

Shanghai: Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co (NACKS) and Lloyd’s Register China have agreed to the joint development of an LNG-fuelled 28,000 dwt type motor general cargo ship design, built to Lloyd’s Register’s requirements, that will meet current and future environmental targets. This new ship design project will incorporate new propulsion systems (dual/triple-fuelled) and will meet new operational requirements. This design will be an evolution of NACKS’ most current 28K MPV design.
Luis Benito, LR’s Head of Global Marine Marketing, commented: "This project is the latest example of our efforts to work with key partners to develop safe, LNG fuelled deep sea ships. Assessing and addressing risk is where we really add value as we transfer five decades of leadership in LNG carrier classification into supporting the exciting opportunities offered by gas for mainstream shipping."
Mr. Nishiyama, Vice President of NACKS said: "We are focused on the development of green ship technologies, especially using LNG as fuel for merchant vessels. Co-operation with classification pioneers, LR, and sub-vendors, knowledge, experience and research resource can be definitely shared in order to keep pace with leading expertise in this segment, and this will be beneficial for both parties involved to find practical, feasible technology solutions fit for customers’ expectations in the future."  [03/12/13]

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