This is the first time among the industry, according to the recent announcement from ABS that Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed in order to create a facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel.

ABS and KOMERI will join forces together on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to examine the safely of their fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, before the installation takes place onboard.

ABS is proud to partner with KOMERI on this important facility, which will help ensure safe and effective testing of new equipment and ultimately advance adoption of LNG.

ABS Vice President, Global Business Development, Peter Fitzpatrick stated.

The facility will enable ship builders to optimize their onboard commissioning processes and provide enhanced opportunities for research and development of new technologies. Busan is expected to be the location of the new facility.

Kong Gil-Young, KOMERI president added in the announcement that the LNG FGSS and Bunkering Equipment Test Facility of KOMERI will provide certification and technical engineering aid to marine equipment companies that seek efficient advance testing technology and safe development of their equipment.