Classification society Bureau Veritas has been awarded the responsibility for classification of CMA CGM’s new 22,000 TEU LNG-fueled containerships.
Bureau Veritas said it has been involved in the project since the feasibility studies, working with the owner, builders and technology providers.
The new ships will have a bunker capacity close to 18,000 cubic meters (cbm) and this represents a significantly higher volume than has been required in the LNG fuelled ship market.
Bureau Veritas has investigated the feasibility of the design together with shipbuilding group China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and GTT, the containment system designer.
Speaking of the deal, Philippe Donche-Gay, president, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, said, “this is a breakthrough order for gas fuelled shipping – both in scale and in the use of a membrane containment system. Bureau Veritas has been supporting the project throughout, providing assistance to ensure the requirements for the safe use of LNG are addressed.”