ABS announced that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by US shipbuilder Vigor. The Harvest is the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the US since 1982.
ABS granted Approval in Principle for a new MOSS-type LNG tank design concept developed by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Designated as an IMO Type B independent tank, this concept takes a new approach by applying a non-spherical tank design, to increase the use of space on board an LNG carrier.
Working with Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd., as it just completed a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) design concept, ABS issued a safety guidance and advice on regulatory compliance throughout concept development.
American Bureau of Shipping announced that has granted a Certificate of General Design Approval for an IMO Type B LNG fuel tank design, developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea. The tank design was conceptualized and developed to minimize the loss of cargo space and effectively use available area on board the vessel.
ABS is working alongside industry to enable the critical advancement of technically innovative designs. Therefore the Classification Society, has granted Approval in Principle for the Seatransporter-DF, a dual-fuel design concept developed by Algoship Designers Ltd which has the capability to accommodate multiple engine types as well as Type-C or membrane containment systems for LNG fuel.
ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has expanded its subsea services team to deliver specialized validation and verification services for subsea systems, including subsea hardware, flowlines, umbilicals, and risers, helping, in this way, the industry to improve the safety and reliability of these systems.
ABS has published the ABS Guidance Notes on Structural Monitoring Using Acoustic Emissions which presents best practices for planning and executing Acoustic Emission Testing (AET) that promote advanced methodology for continuous structural health monitoring.
ABS and SHI of South Korea have announced the conclusion of a joint development project for a new tension leg platform design.
GE’s Marine Solutions and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have received Approval in Principle (AIP) from the ABS for a jointly developed LNG carrier design to be powered by GE’s Combined Gas Turbine Electric and Steam system.
ABS has confirmed that the ABS-classed Navigator Aurora, the world’s largest ethane/ethylene capable liquefied gas carrier, has been delivered to Navigator Gas by Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China.
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