American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) News Press Room ABS Awards AIP for Innovative LNG Power Vessel

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For Immediate Release
Dec 21, 2017

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ABS Awards AIP for Innovative LNG Power Vessel

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding vessel concept offers efficient LNG power generation and storage

(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., for its LNG Power Vessel. The vessel is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of ABS Rules and IMO Regulations. 

“ABS provides the marine industry reliable guidance to enable innovative technology development in support of more efficient operations,” said ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions Patrick Janssens. “Awarding Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding the AIP for its LNG power vessel demonstrates the ABS commitment to help industry take advantage of clean energy to reduce cost.” 

“We chose ABS because of their leadership position in evaluating effective energy storage solutions and extensive experience in gas-related projects,” says Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Vice President Jin Yanzi. “We are delighted to receive this approval from ABS which validates our early design work and helps us advance this concept.”

This LNG Power Supply Vessel integrates LNG receiver, storage, re-gasification, electric power generation and transmission, with LNG storage tank volume of 32,000 m3 and 100MW power capacity.

ABS provides industry leadership, offering guidance in liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating structures and systems, gas fuel systems and equipment, gas carriers, and regulatory and statutory requirements.  ABS has extensive experience with the full scope of gas-related assets and has been the classification organization of choice for some of the most advanced gas carriers in service.

 

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