UASC A14 and A18 Class Container Vessels in operation

UASC A14
UASC A14

Alternate Project Manager and Designer as Senior Consultant to TECHNOLOG services GmbH for UASC A14 and A18 Class Container Vessels

On behalf of UASC United Arab Shipping Company - now marched into HAPAGLLOYD - TECHNOLOG services© was elaborating the concept design for the ordered total number of 17 Super Large Container Vessels (SLCV’s) called UASC A14-Class with more than 14.000 TEU and UASC A18-Class with more than 18.000 TEU.

This developed new type of vessels is focusing on fuel efficient energy machinery plants and propulsion systems as well as on maximum container intake to achieve best possible economical results.

Extensive cost-benefit analyses have been carried out and finally the RFT (Request for Tender) was mutual established by the project team consisting of senior experts from UASC and TECHNOLOG. The TECHNOLOG experts work always as consultant until final contract signing.

In 2018 HAPAGLLOYD commissions TECHNOLOG with planning to convert the first large container ship to LNG

In February 2019 the Hamburg-based engineering firm TECHNOLOG services GmbH has been awarded the contract by HAPAG-LLOYD to implement the world's first LNG conversion of a large container ship.

Even in the pre-conversion phase, TECHNOLOG was involved in the pilot project with technical consulting services including coordination of the market-leading system suppliers and shipyard selection. Now the Hamburg LNG specialists are also taking over the entire conversion construction for the Chinese Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard group with the Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) repair shop.

UASC A14

Meanwhile, the TECHNOLOG is also involved in the construction supervision at the shipyard. The photo shows the start of the conversion of the first 15,000 TEU container vessel, the first conversion of a total of 17 vessels on LNG propulsion engines. All of these new-buildings are LNG-ready Classified and today belong to Hapag Lloyd Hamburg as UASC vessels.

Photo source: TECHNOLOG, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, China

Ship Data

Main Characteristics:

UASC A14-Class SLCV

Length Overall: 368.00 m
Lpp: 352.00 m
Beam max.: 51.00 m
Depth Main Deck: 30.35 m
Draft scantling: 15.50 m
Operation speed: 12 kn to 18 kn
Speed full loaded: 22 kn
Main Engine: 9S90ME-C10.2
Container Capacity: far above 14000 TEU

Main Characteristics:

UASC A18-Class SLCV

Length Overall: 400.00 m
Lpp: 352.00 m
Beam max.: 58.60 m
Depth Main Deck: 30.60 m
Draft scantling: 16.00 m
Operation speed: 12 kn to 18 kn
Speed full loaded: 22 kn
Main Engine: 10S90ME-C10.2
Container Capacity: far above 18000 TEU