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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...

ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier
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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...

ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system
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ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for a portable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system. The system will come in 20 and 40-foot containers and is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals. The containers will be shipped to vessels via rail, road, or cargo before being loaded on-board...

ABS and Crowley pilot 3D modelling to assist with vessel design
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ABS and Crowley pilot 3D modelling to assist with vessel design

A joint project by ABS and Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Jensen Maritime has resulted in time savings of 15-25 per cent in vessel design review, a process undertaken by classification societies. Using 3D computer-aided design (CAD), the project initially focussed on tug and barge designs. A 3D model was integrated into ABS’ classification processes, eliminating the...

Arcadia opts for ABS Enterprise Asset Management program
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Arcadia opts for ABS Enterprise Asset Management program

Arcadia Shipmanagement has selected ABS Advanced Solutions to implement an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Program to further enhance the reliability of its 15 tanker fleet. Arcadia Shipmanagement will implement the ABS Enterprise Asset Management program to help manage physical assets from design to decommissioning to optimise use, reduce costs, and improve vessel reliability and efficiency....