Mark Penfold, Manager of Global Gas Solutions at ABS will be speaking on day two of Propulsion & Future Fuels about ‘Ethane as a fuel: a class perspective’.
ABS, sponsors of Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019, and the American Ethane Company (AEC) are collaborating on a next generation fleet of Ultra Large Ethane Carriers (ULEC).
ABS is actively supporting AEC and its shipping project partners, who will build, own and operate a fleet of ULECs to transport 7.2 MTPA of US ethane to China.
With a capacity of around 150,000m³ each, these gas carriers will be among the biggest and most advanced ethane carriers to be ordered. ABS has been supporting AEC with the technical and regulatory requirements for the VLECs that will supply ethane from the U.S. Gulf Coast to a number of petrochemical facilities in China.
“The American Ethane Company highly appreciates ABS’ contribution to developing a new class of 150,000m³ ethane carriers. The joint effort between China Merchant Group, AEC and ABS means this vessel has incorporated modern technologies such as cargo containment systems, ethane propulsion, and hull design and brings logistics efficiency and cost savings to long-term ethane shipping between the USA and Asia. Approval in Principal of this design by ABS is the first step to further innovations in the industry,” said AEC CEO John Houghtaling.
ABS provides industry leadership, offering guidance in LNG floating structures and systems, gas fuel systems and equipment, gas carriers, and regulatory and statutory requirements. ABS has extensive experience with the full scope of gas-related assets and has been the classification society of choice for some of the most advanced gas carriers in service.
Hear from Mark Penfold, Manager of Global Gas Solutions at ABS who will be speaking on day two of Propulsion & Future Fuels about ‘Ethane as a fuel: a class perspective’.
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