Algoship gets ABS approval for gas bulker
ABS has granted Approval in Principle for Algoship Designers Ltd’s dual-fuel design concept, the Seatransporter-DF.
The design has the capability to accommodate multiple engine types as well as Type-C or membrane containment systems for LNG fuel.
Dr Kirsi Tikka, ABS executive vice president for global marine, said: “Technically innovative designs that advance the use of LNG as fuel will play an increasingly important role in the marine sector, and ABS is working alongside industry to enable this critical technological advancement.”
He added: “As industry considers future fuel strategies, design concepts that promote the use of LNG as fuel will play an increasingly important role in that mix.”
The Seatransporter-DF design can be used in Emission Control Areas (ECAs), as the industry continues to adjust to comply with new air emissions requirements.
Algoship worked with CleanShips LLC of Stamford, CT, to develop a version of the bulk carrier design that would meet specific operational requirements without compromising cargo carrying capacity.
The 38,000 DWT version is equipped with a 2,400 m LNG fuel containment system that could allow for approximately 100 days' endurance.
“ABS contributed to this effort as a trusted advisor, engaging early in the process to apply its rigorous engineering and safety standards and verify the feasibility of the design,” said Antony Prince, Algoship Designers president.
He concluded: “By working with ABS through its AIP process, we’ve been able to demonstrate that the Seatransporter was developed with a focus on safety and reliability and will be able to satisfy flag and port state requirements.”
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