ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier

ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier

ABS has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design from Jiangnan Shipyard.

The LNG JUMBO design features a WINGD X-DF low-pressure, low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel main engine propulsion system with enhanced propulsion efficiency and reduced fuel consumption.

In gas mode, the system meets the IMO’s NOx Tier III requirements without the need for additional emissions abatement technology. The design includes a United States Coast Guard (USCG) certified ballast water treatment system (BWTS).

The design also features a GTT MK III Flex Cargo Containment System developed in cooperation with ship designer MARIC.

Patrick Janssens, ABS vice president, Global Gas Solutions commented: “ABS is a global leader in gas and has a proud track record of advancing the delivery of important technological developments in the sector and this AIP is the latest.”

Hu Keyi, Technical Director of Jiangnan Shipyard added: “By working with ABS to secure this AiP, we have laid the groundwork for the introduction of this type of vessel to the market. This will broaden our product range in gas carriers and gas-fuelled ship types, which will benefit our clients and at the same time reduce emissions.”