American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to review an innovative new design from HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a dual-fuel, very large ammonia carrier (VLAC) for Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. (EPS).
latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) emission regulations. Four vessels are planned for construction at the HHI Ulsan shipyard in Korea.ccording to ABS, fueled by ammonia and liquified natural gas (LNG), the 88K/93K cbm vessel design is expected to meet the demand for greenhouse gas reduction, in compliance with the
ABS is honored to join EPS and this esteemed group of companies. With our technical expertise, long successful history with gas carriers and cutting-edge work in decarbonization and sustainability, we are the ideal partner to join this project. ABS is committed to leading the industry in supporting ammonia’s safe adoption at sea.
…said John McDonald, ABS President and COO.
Dual-fuel engines like LNG, LPG, and ethane will still play a significant role in various segments. However, with this engine, it will mean that this will be the first time that ocean going vessels will take a significant step towards zero carbon emissions. This is a an extremely exciting time for all of us.”
..said EPS CEO Cyril Ducau.
Furthermore, ABS launched a global ABS Electrification Center to support maritime decarbonization projects.
To remind, these days the company awarded AiPs to many companies. ABS issued has an approval in principle (AIP) to Hudong-Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard for its liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier design, currently the world’s largest with 271,000 cubic meters of cargo tank capacity.
ABS has issued an approval in principle (AiP) to HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for its ammonia reductant supply system for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in ammonia-fueled ships.
Finally, ABS has issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Hanwha Ocean for its design of a liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier equipped with an ammonia-fueled gas turbine.