DNV Grants Hanwha Ocean Approval for LCO2 Carrier and URN Measurement

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DNV has granted Hanwha Ocean an Approval in Principle (AiP) and an Approval of Service Suppliers (AOSS) for two new innovations: a large-scale liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier tank and an underwater radiated noise (URN) measurement. The AiP from DNV is for the design of a cargo hold of a 70,000 cbm LCO2 carrier, which incorporates Hanwha Ocean’s patented Bi-Lobe cargo hold. This design allows for LNG propulsion engines and the installation of shipboard carbon dioxide capture and storage systems, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. Hanwha Ocean also received an AOSS for an underwater radiated noise (URN) measurement, making it the first Korean shipyard to do so. This measurement system offers self-measurement capabilities and improved usability and cost-efficiency.

JongSeo Kim, COO of Hanwha Ocean, expressed delight in achieving these milestones in partnership with DNV. The company aims to provide ship owners with innovative low-noise ship design technology to contribute to a more sustainable maritime industry. Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager of DNV Korea and Japan, stated that DNV is proud to collaborate with Hanwha Ocean in pushing the boundaries of maritime innovation. These accomplishments signify significant progress in the industry’s pursuit of safety, sustainability, and operational efficiency.

DNV plays a crucial role in shaping environmentally responsible vessels that meet industry standards. The collaboration with Hanwha Ocean highlights the commitment to a more sustainable maritime future.

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