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ABS grants LNG transport barge AIP

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Conrad Shipyard LLC has engaged Bristol Harbor Group Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3000 m3 LNG transport barge utilising a Bristol Harbor Group proven hull design built by Conrad. 

Bristol Harbor Group has been awarded an ‘Approval in Principle’ (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the design of the LNG transport barge design on behalf of Conrad Shipyard LLC.

BHGI has a decade long relationship with Conrad Shipyard LLC that has traditionally focused on coastal liquid cargo barges from 26 000 bbl to 80 000 bbl. It is the 300’ version of these successful double hull oil barges that serves as the basis for this LNG transport barge.

This new design will serve the purpose of primarily transporting LNG in blue water along the US coastline. Storage containment consists of four Type C pressure tanks, all equally sized at 750 m3. The tank design offers suitable hold times for cargo transport without the need for reliquefaction. The design is focused on constructability and ensuring cargo safety.

Greg Beers, P.E. President/Principal Naval Architect, said: “Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is honoured to have Conrad Shipyard, LLC’s trust regarding this exciting project. We are on the cutting edge of the marine industry’s adoption of LNG, and it is a pleasure to work with a client who shares our drive and commitment to this emerging market.”

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Image: Bristol Harbour Group.

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