CCS Issued Type Approval Certificates To Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. For 2 New Ships

Recently, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. held a technical exchange seminar in Shanghai with the theme of “Collaborative Innovation and Leading Low-Carbon development” to celebrate its 95th anniversary.

During the seminar, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. released China’s first 98,000m3 liquid ammonia carrier and heavy-duty 16,000 TEU methanol-powered container ship, which were independently developed by Hudong-Zhonghua with full intellectual property rights. CCS Shanghai Rules & Research Institute was invited to participate in the event and issue type approval certificates to Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd for the two new ships.

China Classification Society (CCS) Issued Type Approval Certificates
Credits: China Classification Society

The 98,000 m3 liquid ammonia carrier certified this time is 230m in length, 36.6m in moulded width and 23.4m in moulded depth, with the maximum hold capacity among the same ship types.

In order to ensure that toxic ammonia fuel does not cause harm to the health of crew members during operation, this ship has unique designs for ammonia fuel leakage detection, transmission pipelines and supply system, and water spray absorption system, etc., providing a new solution for liquid ammonia storage and transportation for the global maritime community.

liquid ammonia carrier
Credits: China Classification Society

The heavy-duty 16,000TEU methanol-powered container ship is 367m in total length, 51m in moulded width and 30.2m in moulded depth, with a methanol tank capacity of 11,000m3. It is environmentally friendly, safe, and reliable. Characterized by light structural weight, strong cargo carrying capacity, low fuel consumption rate, and excellent overall performance, the ship will provide the shipping industry with a new option of green fuel container ship.

green fuel container ship
Credits: China Classification Society

At this seminar, CCS, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., and China Shipbuilding Industry Group Power Co., Ltd. have jointly signed the “Joint Development Agreement for Ammonia Fuel Power System”. They will work together to create an industry-leading customized green power system for zero carbon ships, and contribute Chinese wisdom and strength to the green transformation of the global shipping industry.

CCS, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., and China Shipbuilding Industry Group Power Co., Ltd.
Credits: China Classification Society

Cui Yuwei signed the joint development agreement on behalf of CCS. During the event, he expressed thanks for mutual trust and support of the three parties, and said that CCS will continue to collaborate with the Chinese industry to carry out research on green emission reduction technology represented by new fuels, continue to provide technical support and solutions for the design and construction of low-carbon/zero carbon ships, and facilitate the high-quality development of green and low-carbon transformation of the shipping industry.

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