“Our objective is to be the first shipyard to deliver an LNG-powered bulk carrier,” said Oshima’s president Hiroshi Minami. Moreover, DNV’s project manager Adam Larsson remarked the ECO-Ship’s design is not only innovative but also practical: “Rising demand for more fuel efficient ships that reduce emissions and stay ahead of new regulation combined with new technologies and Oshima’s shipbuilding expertise, will help to turn the ECO-Ship from a concept to a reality.”
On the other hand, Ecore is a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) concept design, also introduced to lower fuel costs and improve loading efficiency. It is powered by two-stroke dual fuel ME-GI engines, developed by MAN Diesel & Turbo, which enable to utilise both conventional fuels and LNG, thus providing a solution which will be robust in a range of fuel price scenarios.
“Working closely with our partners, we recognised that significant improvements can be achieved on both the machinery and hull side by using existing technology. Our goal was to combine proven systems and design concepts to demonstrate how fuel costs can be reduced and loading efficiency improved,” said Pål Wold, in charge of this project at DNV.
Source: Det Norske Veritas