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DNV GL grants AIP for new LNG bunker vessel design

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DNV GL has granted Vard Engineering Brevik AS Approval in Principle (AIP) for its new 6500 m3 LNG bunker vessel design.

The design has been evaluated for compliance with the DNV GL Gas Bunker rules, the applicable Gas Carrier rules as well as the IGC Code's 2016 edition.

Øystein Kristoffersen Sæther, Managing Director for Vard Engineering Brevik, said: "The excellent cooperation between DNV GL and Vard resulted in a development enabling flexibility and quality assurance of our design. We are proud of our joint efforts and strongly believe that the cooperation between DNV GL and Vard results in first class designs for shipowners and operators."

The AIP is a continuation of the successful GASA (General Approval of Ship Application) of Vard and Brevik Technology's new IMO Type-B LNG cargo containment system, which was granted by DNV GL at the end of last year.

Johan Petter Tutturen, Business Director for Gas Carriers at DNV GL, said: “With the continuing rise in interest in LNG as a ship fuel, both from an environmental and economic perspective, it is essential that we continue to develop the infrastructure which will allow this technology to thrive […] We are very pleased to have been able to build on this excellent cooperation with Vard and support their interest and dedication in developing this new concept.”

The LNG bunker vessel will be given the following class notation: 1A tanker for liquefied gas (-163°C, 500 kg/m3, 0.7 bar) Gas Bunker.

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