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ABS grants AiP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design

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ABS has announced that it has granted approval in principle to Deltamarin and GTT for a new dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carrier design.

The LNG-fuelled, energy-efficient Newcastlemax bulk carrier is intended to meet current and future environmental targets, by using GTT membrane type LNG tanks with LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class.

According to the statement, the AiP addresses the design’s introduction of a membrane fuel tank sited in the aft of the vessel. The tank design is intended to maximise cargo capacity, with the additional tank having zero impact on available cargo space or the vessel’s hull dimensions.

Patrick Janssens, ABS Vice President Global Gas Solutions, said: “A design such as this would allow owners and operators to capitalise on the potential of LNG as marine fuel to help meet emissions reduction objectives without having to compromise on cargo load.

“ABS is committed to supporting innovation in LNG shipping that helps drive operational performance and flexibility while maintaining safety standards.”

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