Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company (Jiangnan Shipyard) has received an approval in principle (AiP) from DNV GL for the “LNG JUMBO”, a new Flex LNG carrier design, at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg.The design was developed by Jiangnan Shipyard in cooperation with ship designer MARIC, GTT and DNV GL among others.“We have completed China’s first Mark III/Mark III Flex model tanks and moved into the membrane type liquefied gas carrier market. With this latest AiP, we have laid a solid foundation for introducing this ship type to the market and will further enrich our product portfolio in gas carriers and gas-fuelled ship types, which will benefit our clients and at the same time reduce emissions,“ Lin Ou, Chairman of Jiangnan Shipyards said.As explained, the ship uses the GTT Mark III Flex cargo containment system, and is equipped with four standard cargo holds, with a capacity of in total 175,000 cubic meters. The ship’s shore connection is flexible and compatible with most shore facilities, and it can pass through the Panama Canal.“The proposed WINGD X-DF low-pressure, low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel main engine propulsion system offers higher propulsion efficiency and lower fuel consumption in combination with an optimized twin skeg design and additional energy saving devices. In gas mode, the propulsion system meets IMO NOx Tier III requirements without the need for exhaust gas treatment systems. Additionally, a USCG certified ballast water treatment system means the design is ready for the incoming regulations,” he added.