An Approval in Principle (AiP) has been granted by ABS and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator for a next-generation ultra-large liquified carbon dioxide (LCO2 ) carrier for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Glovis.
The vessel benefits from LNG-fueled engines which were installed as a response to tightening environmental regulations, and nine cylindrical tanks to ensure it can carry the maximum load of LCO2 . For the AiP, ABS approved the basic carrier design while the RMI Maritime Administrator granted acceptance of design and other equivalent arrangements.
The design of the 74,000m3 ship builds on the 40,000m3 super gap technology developed by HHI, Hyundai Glovis, G-Marine Service and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering’s in 2021.
“We are proud to support the development of innovative vessels such as this carrier which have the potential to play a critical role in the burgeoning carbon value chain,” said Gareth Burton, vice president of technology, ABS.
“ABS is committed to supporting the safe adoption of these technologies across the industry, and we are honored to collaborate with HHI, Hyundai Glovis, KSOE, G-Marine Service, the RMI Maritime Administrator and others who share this philosophy.”