Deltamarin’s PCTC and LNG carrier designs receive AiPs from DNV


Three designs developed by Deltamarin have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the classification society DNV.

The certificates were handed over at Marintec China to China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu), China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) and Deltamarin.

Deltamarin and CMJL (Nanjing) have been collaborating on the development of a new 11 000 CEU PCTC design. The new LNG powered vessel introduces an entirely new size class, characterized by high energy efficiency, excellent Environmental Efficiency Index (EEDI) performance, and a hull optimized for hydrodynamic efficiency. The design also incorporates innovative features such as solar panels, waste heat recovery, and air lubrication systems. It builds upon our track record in developing new PCTC designs in the recent years, marking a natural continuation of our commitment to advancing novel vessel design and delivering innovative and future-proof solutions to the market.

The 180,000cbm LNG carrier, designed by Deltamarin and built by CMHI (Jiangsu), features GTT membrane cargo tanks and is the largest LNG carrier currently under construction in China. Featuring key attributes such as strong environmental friendliness, high energy-efficiency, reliability, and compatibility, the Deltamarin-designed twisted skeg hull form aims to achieve world-leading overall efficiency. This design targets an EEDI with a 50% reduction compared to the baseline requirement, significantly reducing methane slip.

Building upon the design of the developed 180,000cbm LNG carrier and with further optimizations on the main dimension and propulsion configuration, the design of 200,000cbm LNG carrier maximize the total cargo tank capacity within the limited overall length and minimize the BOR under existing conditions. These design improvements significantly enhance its market competitiveness.


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