K Shipbuilding gets OK from LR for LNG-powered containership

South Korea’s K Shipbuilding has secured basic design approval from classification society LR for a 7,700-teu LNG-powered containership.

LR awarded the approval in principle during a ceremony on June 16, according to a statement by K Shipbuilding.

The design features a 6,800-cbm LNG tank with GTT’s Mark lll Flex containment system, it said.

Seaspan, a unit of Atlas Corp, has recently ordered LNG-powered containerships at K Shipbuidling.

Prior to that, South Korean equipment supplier DongHwa Entec joined forces with K Shipbuilding to work on new series of 8,000-teu LNG-powered container vessels.

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