Australian energy company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has secured approval in principle (AiP) from classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for compressed hydrogen carrier design with a 430-tonne cargo capacity.
As informed, ABS granted the AiP following a review of GEV’s design in accordance with the ABS “Guidance Notes on Review and Approval of Novel Concepts” incorporating relevant principles from the ABS guides.
GEV’s Handymax design will be able to enter most ports and will be equipped with a dual-fuel engine powering generators coupled to two electric drive fixed pitch propellers or a dynamic positioning system.
The AIP for the design, which GEV intends to be the first commercial-scale vessel available for the marine transport of hydrogen, follows an ABS AiP which GEV received in July this year for a compressed hydrogen vessel with a 2,000-tonne capacity.
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