DNV awards AiP to HHI for New Offshore Patrol Vessel Design
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DNV awards AiP to HHI for New Offshore Patrol Vessel Design

World’s leading classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle to Hyundai Heavy Industries for a new 1,500-ton offshore patrol vessel design.

World’s leading classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle to Hyundai Heavy Industries for a new 1,500-ton offshore patrol vessel design. The AiP certificate was recently handed over to the Korean shipyard during the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition (MADEX 2021) in Busan. The HDP-1500Neo is a 1,500-ton class OPV developed by HHI to target the overseas ship market. The navy vessel is about 80 meters long, 13 meters wide, and has a range of about 5,500 nautical miles, allowing long-range operations.

The AiP award confirms the maturity of the ship’s design and is based on the DNV Rules for Classification of Naval Vessels RU-NAV / RU-NAVAL with the reference class notation + 1A N, Patrol (L), E0, R0.

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