ABS Grants AIP To Deltamarin And GTT For Dual-Fuel Newcastlemax Design
Deltamarin and GTT have been awarded the Approval in Principle (AiP) by ABS for a dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carrier design.
Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been working together for the development of the LNG-powered energy-efficient Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier which will meet the present and the future environmental requirements and target with the introduction of GTT Membrane type LNG Tanks that have LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class.
The AIP recognizes the introduction of a membrane fuel tank that is located in the aft of the vessel. The design of the tank aims to maximize the capacity of the cargo with the extra tank that will have no impact on the present space in the cargo and the hull dimensions of the vessel.
“A design such as this would allow owners and operators to capitalize on the potential of LNG as a marine fuel to help meet emissions reduction objectives without having to compromise on cargo load,” said Patrick Janssens, ABS Vice President Global Gas Solutions. “ABS is committed to supporting innovation in LNG shipping that helps drive operational performance and flexibility while maintaining safety standards.”