Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K -Line) announced that K-Line and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Namura Shipyard) have joint AIP (Approval in Principle) for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL.

Work on this joint project for the development of an LNG-fuelled ore carrier has complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements as follows, based on the second generation WOZMAX®*1 of Namura Shipyard.

  • To keep almost same deadweight and normal service speed as WOZMAX® 
  • To keep enough endurance for a round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel mode, arranging the LNG tanks in center section of hull.
  • To achieve EEDI phase 3*2 by means of primary fuel changes to LNG

Comparison of principal particulars 

"In addition to LNG fuel conversion, we studied the possibility of it being combined with Shaft Generator, Binary Cycle Power Generation System and Lithium Battery so as to further reduce CO2 emissions and confirmed that this system can achieve an additional further 4% reduction of fuel oil consumption. 

“K” LINE is continuously attempting to obtain greater efficiency in its operations as well as further reduction of CO2 emissions and environmental pollutants in accordance with “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050*3, our long-term environmental management vision. This system is considered as one of the efficient systems that will help us achieve our goals by 2050. Environmental concern with greenhouse gas emission effect is growing and “K” LINE will, based on “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050, encourage less environmental load from marine transport by operating ships that are highly energy-efficient and which contribute to conservation of the global environment."