Deltamarin and GTT receive ABS AIP for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design

Deltamarin and GTT receive ABS AIP for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design

LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carrier

ABS Classification Society has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Deltamarin and GTT for the dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carrier design.

Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of an LNG-fuelled energy-efficient Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier. The vessel will meet current and future environmental targets by introducing a well-studied, pre-approved and genuinely clean-fuel technology ship, incorporating GTT Membrane-type LNG tanks with LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class.

With the support of GTT, Deltamarin studied various arrangements and solutions to site the tank on the vessel. The design was carried out using a holistic approach, providing not only a vessel using LNG as fuel but also the best available efficiency with low emissions in this vessel size class.

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.

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,” said Patrick Janssens, ABS Vice President of Global Gas Solutions.

AIP ceremony at ABS stand at Marintec China 2019

Esa Jokioinen from Deltamarin, Paul Karam from ABS and Adnan Ezzarhouni from GTT at the AIP granting ceremony on ABS stand at Marintec China 2019 exhibition.

For more information, please contact

Kristian Knaapi Deltamarin
Kristian Knaapi
Sales, cargo ships
Tel. +358 2 4336 453
Mobile +358 40 7006 905

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