ABS issues guidance on LNG barges

ABS has issued guidance for liquefied gas tank barges Photo: wikimedia ABS has issued guidance for liquefied gas tank barges Photo: wikimedia
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Classification society, ABS has released guidance to assist shipyards and barge operators in the design and construction of liquefied gas tank barges equipped with remote control and other degrees of automation.

The 'Guide for Building and Classing Liquefied Gas Tank Barges with Remote Control and Monitoring of Essential Systems' is intended to be used in conjunction with ABS's other publications, 'Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges', 'Rules for Building and Classing Marine Vessels' and 'Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways'.

“We are focused on developing practical guidance and solutions that respond to the challenges faced by owners and operators while ushering in new concepts and advancing the latest technologies,” said Patrick Janssens, vice president of ABS Global Gas Solutions.

Gas as fuel has become an increasingly popular option for many shipowners looking to comply with environmental regulations and gain new operational efficiencies. Liquefied gas tank barges are key to help expand the LNG supply chain and advance adoption of LNG as fuel.

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