ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company

ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company
Kyklades Maritime Corporation’s Nissos Therassia crude oil tanker, currently in operation

ABS has been chosen by Greece’s Kyklades Maritime Corporation (KMC) to class two very large crude carriers (VLCC).

The two 330m long 319,000 DWT vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea and are expected for delivery in 2020.

This order takes the number of KMC VLCC vessels classed by ABS to four, with two already under construction.

ABS Vice President, Europe, Vasillios Kroustadis said: “We are excited to build on our close working relationship with Kyklades with another significant new building order. ABS is the number one class society in Greece and a global leader in the classification of tankers. Our selection for this project reflects our strong reputation in both areas.”

ABS engineers and surveyors will work closely with KMC’s technical staff and HHI to satisfy compliance with ABS’ construction standards and other applicable regulations.