LNG bunkering recommendation

15 Oct 2013
DNV GL says that the new recommendation will help put the ISO draft guideline into practice

DNV GL says that the new recommendation will help put the ISO draft guideline into practice

DNV GL has launched a Recommended Practice on LNG bunkering for suppliers and operators, aimed at making the process more safe and efficient.

The classification society says that although the industry has gained significant experience over the years there is as yet no process for developing a standard required infrastructure for bunkering.

Currently, 83 LNG fuelled ships are in operation or on order worldwide ranging from passenger ferries to tankers and platform supply vessels.

The ISO draft guideline published in June 2013 suggests a list of 24 requirements on how bunkering should work but Lars Pitter Blikom, LNG director, DNV GL, says that the new recommendation will help put them into practice.

Jan Tellkam, project manager for the RP, DNV GL, said: “The development of the RP is based on extensive experience of LNG bunkering related projects over the past decade, particularly in relation to planning design and operation, safety management systems and risk assessment."

The society says that both the ISO guidelines and the new RP represents a significant step forward in taking operational and technical risk off the table for both operators and investors.

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