Second Edition Includes ‘Lessons Learned from First Adopters’
The U.S. classification society ABS has released the second edition of its Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America “to support the transport sector’s increasingly rapid transition to the use of cleaner fuels.”
The 200-page guide includes lessons learned from first adopters of LNG-fueled vessels and LNG bunkering projects, a “project roadmap” of regulatory, stakeholder and technical issues, and an in-depth port directory highlighting ongoing projects and local development processes.
“As the demand for LNG-fueled vessels and the supporting infrastructure continues to grow, ABS continues to offer the industries we serve with up-to-date information derived from the latest projects and our intimate knowledge of the evolving regulatory landscape in North America,” ABS global gas solutions VP Patrick Janssens said in a release.
‘We Are Committed’
“Both the marine and offshore industries are committed to using cleaner fuels, and we are committed to supporting our clients and members with that technical transition.”
ABS established its global gas solutions team in August 2013, and says it’s since been awarded “precedent-setting contracts that have reaffirmed its class leadership in the gas sector.” They include the world’s first LNG-fueled containership, North America’s first LNG barge, the world’s first very large ethane carrier, the world’s first compressed natural gas carrier and the first dual-fuel OSV built in North America.
“This report captures our diverse practical knowledge in the gas sector and many of the lessons learned since our first edition a year ago,” said ABS global gas solutions director Roy Bleiberg.
‘LNG Should Be Considered as a Fuel Source By All Industry’
“It is a valuable tool to those companies considering using or supplying LNG for fuel.”
“While it may not be suitable for everyone, LNG should be considered as a fuel source by all industry,” Bleiberg added. “It’s not only suitable for companies interested in the potential economic benefits or those whose ships will be trading in emissions control areas; it is also for those companies who are keen to establish and promote their environmental stewardship.”Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: ABS with HHP Insight follow-up