Deltamarin and GTT receive ABS Approval in Principle for a new LNG-fueled Aframax vessel design

Deltamarin and GTT receive ABS Approval in Principle for a new LNG-fueled Aframax vessel design

LNG fueled Aframax tanker design

Deltamarin and GTT have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the LNG fueled Aframax tanker design. The AiP was received at the Gastech 2021 exhibition in Dubai.

The new Aframax tanker design provides increased autonomy while also reducing carbon emissions, providing greener and more efficient solutions for the industry. The vessel will meet the current and future environmental targets by introducing a well-studied and genuinely clean-fuel technology ship, incorporating advanced GTT Membrane-type LNG tanks and Deltamarin’s expertise in developing fit for purpose vessels.

In close cooperation with GTT, Deltamarin studied various arrangements to find the optimized size and placement for the LNG containment system on Aframax. Energy efficiency of the vessel was studied with the latest simulation tools together with 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.

Aframax tanker design with Membrane-type LNG tanks


The approval from ABS certifies that the onboard integration of the membrane fuel tank solution is technically feasible for an LNG-fueled tanker and that it complies with all safety regulations. The new design provides a solution that complies with environmental regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) until 2030. Compared to a conventional oil-fueled tanker, this new LNG-fueled tanker design reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%. It also offers increased autonomy without reducing the cargo volume.

The development done in cooperation between GTT and Deltamarin is the third of a vessel type that has been designed with a holistic approach to overall efficiency and optimized for certain sea routes while considering hull form, propulsion, LNG containment system and power plant configuration.

For more information, please contact:

Kristian Knaapi
Sales, cargo ships
Tel. +358 2 4336 453
Mobile +358 40 7006 905
kristian.knaapi@deltamarin.com
About Deltamarin
Deltamarin Group provides ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design and engineering as well as procurement, support for construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is part of China Merchants Group, a Fortune Global 500 corporation.
www.deltamarin.com
About GTT
GTT is a technological expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gases. For over 50 years, GTT has been designing and providing cutting-edge technologies for a better energy performance, which combine operational efficiency and safety, to equip LNG carriers, floating terminals, land storage, and multi-gas carriers. GTT also develops systems dedicated to the use of LNG as fuel, as well as a full range of services, including digital services in the field of Smart Shipping. The Group is also active in hydrogen through its subsidiary Elogen, which designs and assembles electrolysers notably for the production of green hydrogen.
GTT is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment A (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT) and is notably included in SBF 120 and MSCI Small Cap indices.
www.gtt.fr

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