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.