April 1, 2023


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DHSC obtained AiP for 12,500 CBM LNG bunkering vessel

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marine-news-DHSC obtained AIP for 12,500 CBM LNG bunkering vessel


On July 23, Daehan Shipbuilding (DHSC) obtained the Approval in Principle (AIP) certificate for 12,500 cubic meters of LNG bunkering vessels issued by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which open the first chapter for the company to obtain more orders for LNG bunkering vessels in the future.

Heads of DSHC, ABS Far East Asia sales representative, and the executive officer of Korea Maritime Technology Co., Ltd. (KOMAC) attended the certification ceremony. It is reported that the three parties are jointly developing small LNG bunkering ships. Among them, Daehan Shipbuilding is responsible for the basic design of the ship, and ABS is responsible for the risk assessment and safety and suitability verification of the design.

According to DHSC, with this certification, the company is expected to improve its competitiveness in operating orders by developing a new generation of main ship types. The company plans to undertake more small LNG bunkering vessels on this basis, and strive to develop new environmentally-friendly ships.

Recently this year, Daehan Shipbuilding and ABS signed a 12,500 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessel technology development agreement, which received professional technical support from ABS. Prior to 2020, Korea Shipbuilding has signed agreements with ABS and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR) for the development of 7,500 cubic meters of LNG bunkering vessel technology.

Korean shipbuilders said that with the current international maritime environmental protection new regulations being continuously strengthened, the demand for LNG-powered ships and LNG bunkering ships that supply LNG fuel is increasing. As a well-recognized oil tanker construction company in the global market, Daehan Shipbuilding will more actively respond to new environmental protection regulations, make greater efforts to develop environmentally-friendly ship technology, and strive for more LNG bunkering vessels orders to meet the needs of global customers.

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