American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) granted approval in principle to Technolog’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system.
The portable tank system, which will come in 20 and 40-foot containers, is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals and shipped to vessels via rail, road or cargo ship before being loaded onboard an LNG-fueled vessel, according to a statement by ABS.
Once connected to the power supply system, it is considered part of the vessel and must comply with the IGF Code.
“LNG is an attractive option for shipowners and operators looking to comply with the 2020 Sulphur Cap, however bunkering infrastructure is a constraint. This development from Technolog is a strategy to expand the supply chain and improve access to LNG fuel,” said ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens.
Christoph Rasewsky of Technolog said: “LNG is quickly becoming the alternative fuel of choice. Working with ABS we are demonstrating the viability of our fuel gas container technology as a solution for shipowners and operators examining the feasibility of LNG as fuel for their vessels.”