DNV GL, New Dayang Shipbuilding Agree on JDP
As part of the strategic cooperation agreement signed between SUMEC Marine Company Ltd. and DNV GL last year, SUMEC’s New Dayang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and DNV GL have agreed on a Joint Development Project (JDP) to update the Crown 63.5k Bulk Carrier design.
The agreement was signed at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo.
The JDP will include the application of the new harmonized common structural rules (HCSR) to the design, as well as a focus on improving the energy efficiency of the design, particularly in the ship board machinery and electrical systems. Additionally, the JDP includes a more general evaluation of different propulsion systems for bulk carrier designs in general, in terms of future environmental requirements that can impact CAPEX and OPEX.