HHI Group & DNV GL Present Green Tankers of Future
Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first Aframax tanker designed to run on LNG, is one of 40 dual-fuelled ships already delivered or under construction at HHI
Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first Aframax tanker designed to run on LNG, is one of 40 dual-fuelled ships already delivered or under construction at HHI Group. The DNV GL classed vessel is owned by leading Russian ship operator Sovcomflot and was honoured, amongst others, with the Nor-Shipping 2019 Next Generation Ship Award.
DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, and HHI Group, the world’s largest shipyard, have teamed up to embark on the development of future-proof tanker designs. In a recent "Green Tankers towards 2050" industry webinar, attended by more than 250 participants from shipping companies around the world, DNV GL and HHI Group presented the results of new joint research and explained how eco-friendly maritime solutions can help shipowners and managers to cope with stricter environmental regulations now and in the future.
The joint research was initiated by a memorandum of understanding signed at Gastech trade fair in Houston 2019, when DNV GL and HHI agreed to develop low and zero carbon solutions for shipping. The results of the MOU were presented by lead researchers from HHI Group companies Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in a virtual format, co-hosted by DNV GL from their headquarters in Hovik, Norway.