ABS grants AIP for two next generation gas carrier designs
ABS built on its position as the class organization of choice for Chinese shipbuilder by granting Approval in Principle (AIP) for two next generation gas carrier designs from Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. (JNS).
ABS granted AIP for a 91,000m3 Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) Panda 91T design and for the “BrilliancE”, a new 99,000 m3 Type B Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) Bluebonnet design.
Designed to be efficient and more environmentally friendly, the VLEC design features the Type B Cargo Containment System “BrilliancE” developed by Jiangnan.
The VLGC design is intended for long-distance, large-scale gas transportation, featuring enhanced cargo capacity and greater efficiency compared to conventional ships. The VLGC is a tailored design for North America and China routes, which meet US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements. ABS has previously facilitated the AIP of the BrilliancE tank concept in a Very Large Ethane Carrier cargo containment with USCG.
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