Hull Structural Design of A 300,000 DWT Double Hull VLCC

  • Published : 1995.05.01


The enactment of OPA90 (Oil Pollution Act of 1990) in the USA and the consequent moves by IMO(International Maritime Organization) to introduce new Regulations for the design of oil tankers led the oil transportation industry to undergo a period of big change. This resulted in the introduction of double hull tankers. This paper introduces the design for the 300, 000 DWT double hull VLCC of World-Wide Shipping Agency Pte Ltd. in Hong Kong, which is the first of this type constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd.(DSHM). The characteristics of the compartment and structural arrangement of this vessel are briefly described, and the scope of structural analysis is illustrated. In addition, the merits/demerits of different crosstie arrangements are described in the appendices.