Office Veritas approves new design for VLGCS, the world’s largest gas carrier.

Shipping and BV for 93,000 CBM VLGCS Innovative and revolutionary design A new “panda” design was conceived in Jiangnan.

Press Release – The ‘Panda 93 p.m.‘The VLGC design was developed by the CSSC Group (China Maritime Construction Corporation), a Chinese gas carrier builder at Jiangnan Shipyard. Singapore-based gas tanker Sinogas has issued strict orders for 93 additional cubic meters (CBM) VLGCs, with three additional ship options. In shipping, these ships will be the world’s largest VLGCs and run on liquefied petroleum gas. The delivery of these gas carriers, which are primarily for LPG carts, is scheduled for the first half of 2023 and will signal a further technological leap for Jiangnan by developing new gas carrier concepts in partnership with Bian Veritas.

Over the past two decades, Jiangnan has partnered with BV to complete a number of projects – and especially for gas carriers. The Sinogas order is a significant milestone for both the shipyard and the class community as they move into the shipbuilding industry. Once operational, the new design will reduce CO2 emissions by 32% compared to the previous generation of 84,000 CBM VLGs powered by low-sulfur fuel. This dramatic reduction reflects the optimal design and size economies, as well as the use of LPG as fuel.

The design is “evolution” of JiangnaPandaImproved hive-shaped VLGC series to allow load capacity to increase without significant increase in fuel consumption. The design includes two ship-fitted LPG fuel tanks that enable LPG-fuel operations when carrying non-LPG cargo.

A planned review of IMO policy actions could lead to more stringent release targets; Says Hu Kay, head of corporate technology. He believes that gas as a fuel would be a safe way to close the gap. In addition, Jiangnan aims to be at the forefront of technological development in this field by pushing “innovative green” solutions in contrast to existing technology. He also explained that the Panda 93P will be built on the tradition of gas carriers at the Jiangnan Institute of Technology (GIT), supported by Bureau Veritas Engineering and Design Professionals.

“With the revolutionary structural structure, Jiangan has been able to increase cargo capacity in the traditional Houston Canal, without significantly increasing fuel consumption,” Hu said.

This success has been recognized by the Jiangnan Group for the use of CFD for Hole Line Facilitation. Jiangnan has also embraced modern shipbuilding techniques using digital technology, 3D digital comics, 3D modeling and production planning, construction simulation and life cycle management.

Hu continued – As a forthcoming transition strategy in the marine industry, Jiangan has set up a multi-party program focused on a fully circular approach to the management of gas and green ships.

“Certainly, we invite Office Veritas to participate in this program. We believe that the future of the marine industry will depend on continued innovation, including disruptive technologies and non-traditional materials. Decarbonization requires not only shipbuilding and shipbuilding, but also cooperation on the value chain. Additional stakeholders must participate. ”

Alex Greg-Smith, senior vice president and CEO of North Asia and China, said: “Over the past few decades, Bureau Veritas has had many successful projects with the Jiangnan fleet, especially in the gas terminal. This new generation of VLGCs sets a great precedent for decarbonation. At BV, we are now more than ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of our industry and helping stakeholders on their unique sustainability journey.

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