Jun 7, 2024 | Ship classification news

ABS has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its design of a midship section and cargo tank for a 96K very large ammonia carrier.

Among the largest in the world, the ammonia carrier design is the result of a joint development project that included the production of a 3D structural cargo hold model from SHI for review by ABS. ABS completed structural analysis and design reviews based on class and statutory requirements.

Vassilios Kroustallis, ABS SVP Global Business Development said: “The utilisation of ammonia is anticipated to increase as industries move toward more sustainable energy sources, and shipping will have a critical role to play. By working with innovative clients like SHI on new carrier designs, ABS is playing an important part in the energy transition by supporting the safe and efficient transport of ammonia at sea.”

SHI EVP and CTO Haeki Jang added: “The development of the ammonia carrier is a significant step towards realising our vision for a sustainable future. We will continue to pursue innovation to accelerate the advent of a carbon-free era and set the standard for future energy transportation.”

ABS claims more than 50 years of experience building and classing gas carriers of every type and size.

Image: Haeki Jang, SHI EVP and CTO, with Ezekiel Davis, ABS VP Regional Business Development, Europe (source: ABS)

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