Jiangnan Shipyard Co Ltd has received Approval in Principle from Lloyd’s Register for its Very Large Gas Carrier digital ship design, the first AiP for a digital VLGC design in China. The design has been granted LR descriptive notes ‘Digital SAFE (AL2)’, ‘Digital MAINTAIN (AL2)’, ‘Digital PERFORM (AL3)’ and ‘Cyber SECURITY’, confirming its compliance with LR’s digital ShipRight procedures.
The digital VLGC has an integrated data acquisition and processing platform, equipped with a ship energy efficiency management system, an intelligent navigation system, and a monitoring system which gives crew onboard and onshore personnel the data to make effective and safe operational and maintenance decisions. These are all tools which can help shipowners improve overall vessel performance in a safe manner, reduce energy consumption and simplify ship management.
The new ship design also offers an enhanced network security solution for the digital systems using a set of network security precautions developed following a risk assessment, which means the ship meets the requirements of advanced network security classification.