LNG America has selected the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the classification society for North America’s first LNG bunker barges, currently being designed by Jensen Maritime.
ABS will assist LNG America in working with shipbuilders and regulators in developing these barges that meet or exceed all technical and regulatory requirements.
LNG America CEO, Keith Meyer, commented: “We are pleased to be working with ABS on this important domestic initiative. ABS has watched ship propulsion move from wind to coal, from coal to oil, and now from oil to natural gas. They are well situated to help us usher in a new era of clean domestic fuel.”
Jim Watson, President of ABS Americas, added: “We are looking forward to working with LNG America on North America’s first LNG bunker barges. These units will be the first of many that will be required if our industry is going to support the transition to LNG as a fuel for the ships entering US ports.”
“LNG is an exciting sector for us, and we look forward to using our technical knowledge to support the growth of gas fuel for transportation here, and around the world,” Watson concluded.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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