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Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars
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Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars

A new series of free industry seminars that is touring the world promoting the use of methanol as a marine fuel has highlighted the growing interest in the fuel. Over 225 participants joined the seminar held in India and organised by Sea Commerce Consulting and Institute of Marine Engineers of India (IMEI) with support from...

ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies
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ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies

ABS has published guidance notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies, detailing best practices for the use of drones on class surveys and non-class inspections. The guidance notes cover pilot-operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles and Robotic Crawlers, collectively known as Remote Inspection Technologies (RITs). The guidance notes were developed following extensive marine...

ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying
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ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying

ABS has announced it is now offering remote surveying with 24-hour worldwide coverage to enable certain surveys to be performed without the surveyor being physically present on-board. The following survey types are presently suitable for ABS Remote Survey, with more to be added in the near future. Continuous Machinery Survey Tail Shaft or Tube Shaft...

ABS grants AiP to LNG-powered vessel designs
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ABS grants AiP to LNG-powered vessel designs

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered designs from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC), China. The DSIC designs include a 208,000 DWT bulk carrier and a concept 260,000 DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC). Both designs incorporate a Type C LNG fuel tank in the open area of...

ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel
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ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel

ABS has granted Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its energy efficient Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design. The Blue Azurit design is the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9 Mega Watts (MW). The 178m long design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers ready for...

ABS opens new global headquarters in Texas
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ABS opens new global headquarters in Texas

ABS has opened its new global headquarters in City Place Drive, Spring, Texas. “This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry-leading safety and practical technology solutions for marine and offshore industry challenges,” said ABS Chairman, president and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. The state-of-the-art global headquarters will be...

ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel
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ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel

ABS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual...

Space technology brought to LNG shipping
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Space technology brought to LNG shipping

ABS, OceanFinance, and Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) have launched a joint Space Tech4Sea project to help adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping. The project, which has received more than EUR 1 million from the European Commission, will apply composite technology, which offers a reported 80 per...

Can LNG tackle shipping’s global emissions challenge?
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Can LNG tackle shipping’s global emissions challenge?

This week, non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment criticised the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a sustainable marine fuel, stating that it is just as bad for the climate as using conventional marine fuels. T&E’s leading concern and reason for slamming LNG is that one of the well-known side effects of burning the fuel...

HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP
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HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) Deepwater Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) hull design has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS. The hull design is based on LNG carrier designs, combined with the requirements for FLNG production, such as structural reinforcements to take topside module load and a hull designed to allow up to 25 years...

Trio to advance LNG as a marine fuel
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Trio to advance LNG as a marine fuel

Sembcorp Marine, ABS, and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have announced a joint effort to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities to advance LNG as a fuel. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the three organisations to make LNG more accessible, reliable and safer for industry and domestic consumption. Sembcorp Marine...