(From left to right: Sung-ho Shin, Head of Pre-Contract Maritime at DNV GL in Korea; Thomas Klenum, Senior Vice President at Liberian Registry; Jae-eul Kim, Senior Vice President at HHI; Seung-ho Jeon, Senior Vice President at HHI; Jong-Kyo Choi, High Manganese Steel Solutions TF Team Leader at POSCO)
At HHI’s Seoul office, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) and DNV GL presented South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) with Approval in Principle (AIPs) certificates for a capesize bulk carrier with high manganese steel type C LNG fuel tank and fuel gas supply system. In a hand-over ceremony, Jae-eul Kim, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of HHI, received the AIP certificates from Thomas Klenum, LISCR Technical Director and Sung-ho Shin, DNV GL Key Account Manager.
The AIPs are granted for a capesize bulk carrier with high manganese steel LNG fuel tank and fuel gas supply system (FGSS).
During the review DNV GL experts assessed the LNG fuel tank, FGSS, general arrangements, machinery spaces and risk assessment report for HAZID, as well as the hull girder strength and local scantling amidships.
P&ID for gas fuel and Firefighting system were also part of the assessment. It was found that the design complies with current Rules of the Society, DNV GL RU-SHIP has also been reviewed in accordance with IGF Code.
Alfonso Castillero, Chief Operating Officer of LISCR, says, “The Liberian Registry is honored to take part in this first-of-its-kind project which further solidifies Liberia as the experienced flag for groundbreaking and innovative JDP projects. No other flag has the capabilities of getting involved in ship design. This strong and efficient collaboration proves that all 4 participants are committed to developing the safest, most advanced and most competitive ships in the market – vessels that meet the regulatory demands of today and tomorrow.”