Partners present space industry-inspired carbon fiber LNG tanks

ABS, issued approval in principle (AIP) to the conceptual design of carbon fiber LNG fuel tanks, inspired by techniques common in the space industry, exploring whether composite technology, which is lighter and more cost-effective, offers a competitive alternative in LNG as marine fuel designs, principally for short sea shipping.

ABS, AEC collaborate on ultra large ethane carriers

ABS and the American Ethane Company (AEC) have teamed up on a project aimed to design and develop a next generation fleet of Ultra Large Ethane Carriers (ULEC). Under the shipping project, AEC and its partners will build, own and operate a fleet of ULECs to transport 7.2 MTPA of US ethane to China.

ABS, Samsung Heavy join forces on next generation LNG carrier

ABS and South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) signed on a joint development project to collaborate on a next generation LNG carrier with advanced air lubrication and smart capabilities. The agreement was signed on 17 September.

ABS: Guide for exhaust emission abatement

ABS has issued a guide to be applied to exhaust emission abatement systems fitted to ABS classed vessels and covering SOx scrubbers, SCR systems and EGR arrangements, together with Exhaust Emissions Monitoring Systems fitted in conjunction with the aforementioned emission abatement systems.

New eco-yacht launched for navigation in marine protected areas

The Italian shipyard VSY launched a motor yacht that incorporates environmental systems to allow navigation in marine protected areas. The 64 meter-long motor yacht Atomic is equipped with a dynamic positioning system designed to minimize the impact on the seabed when anchoring.

ABS issues advisory on gas and other low flashpoint fuels

ABS published a new Advisory on Gas and Other Low Flashpoint Fuels, providing guidance on available technologies, regulatory requirements and installation and operational considerations for adopting gas or other low flash point fuels.

ABS to class its first ‘tri-fuel’ vessel

Harvey Gulf International Marine has chosen the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a dual fuel as well as battery system. The Harvey Energy will become the first US-flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system.

Report summarizes air lubrication technology for shipping

ABS published a report, providing an introduction to air lubrication technology for shipbuilders, shipowners, and other interested parties. In the paper, ABS presents a summary of reported full-scale sea trials and current developments. Air lubrication systems are recognized by IMO as a Category B-1 “Innovative Energy Efficiency Technology” as described in MEPC.1/Circ.815.


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