DNV GL, SDARI introduce bulk carrier design

DNV GL and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have introduced the Green Dolphin 575 concept design for a handymax bulk carrier. This second design builds on the success of the handysize Green Dolphin 38. Green Dolphin 575 aims to be fuel- and energy-efficient, robust and reliable, operationally flexible and able to meet current and future environmental regulations. It uses technologies that are already available for commercial use, so it can meet ship owners’ current needs in tight market conditions.

The Green Dolphin 575 is a 190m long Common Structural Rules-compliant (CSR-complaint) handymax bulk carrier with five cargo holds. It is available in single hull standard or double-hull (open hatch) configurations. The hull is designed to achieve optimal fuel efficiency without compromising on strength and operational flexibility. The hull’s performance in waves has also been addressed through model testing and calculations of the added resistance on a given trade route.

The Green Dolphin 575 is designed to comply with current and future expected local and global emission regulations through several different alternatives. The vessel is prepared for cold ironing, and cargo-handling operations are performed by four energy efficient electric deck cranes.