Design Is by MIJAC, the Maritime Innovation Japan Corporation
Japan’s ClassNK has granted an AIP/Approval in Principle to Maritime Innovation Japan Corp for an LNG dual fuel bulk carrier. The concept design conforms with the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), which will come into effect on January 1, 2017, as well as ClassNK’s own Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships, states a release.
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Publication Considers ‘Specific Hazards Arising from the Handling of CNG’
Japan’s ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Compressed Natural Gas Carriers, noting that while IGC standards exist for liquefied natural gas, “there are no applicable international rules for CNG carriers that take into account the hazards associated with the handling and transport of CNG.”
ClassNK’s new Guidelines for Compressed Natural Gas Carriers is based on the IMO’s IGC Code for bulk LNG carriers.
NKK’s new Guidelines consist of safety requirements applicable to CNG carriers based on the IGC Code “as well as additional requirements taking specific hazards arising from the handling of CNG into consideration.”
The CNG advantage over LNG? “The investment for the entire project can be reduced,” ClassNK says, “since no liquefaction, storage, or regasification plant is needed making CNG suitable for short-distance transportation.”
The IGC Code is more formally know as the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk. It is a publication of IMO, the International Maritime Organization.
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Medium-Speed 28AHX-DF for Boat by Keihin Dock, Says ClassNK
The design of a new medium-speed dual fuel engine by Niigata Power Systems has been approved by ClassNK, the Tokyo-based classification society reports, noting that the engine is slated to be used on a new liquefied natural gas-fueled tugboat being built by Keihin Dock for the NYK Line.
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Tugboat to Be Built with Government Help Will Be Japan’s First Vessel Using LNG
‘This tugboat will be the first building in Japan of an LNG-fueled vessel,’ says NYK.
NYK – the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line – says it will build an LNG-heavy oil dual fuel-powered tugboat. “Other than LNG carriers, this tugboat will be the first building in Japan of an LNG-fueled vessel,” the Japanese shipping company says.
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