Lloyd’s Register has granted an approval in principle to STX for a 50,000 dwt MR tanker design capable of using LNG as a fuel.
STX incorporated an LNG-fuelled propulsion system into their existing conventional MR tanker design with technical assistance and support from LR, ensuring that the design is in compliance with the new IGF code as well as LR’s Gas Fuelled Rules, covering other applicable requirements, the classification society said.
Lloyd’s Register also supported STX in carrying out a risk assessment of the LNG-fuelled propulsion system for the vessel design.
EK Choi, chief technical officer of STX, said, “the design enables the lowest possible fuel consumption and allows owners to select a design that will meet the future SOx and NOx emission challenges.”
The vessel is based on STX’s hull design and features two IMO Type-C independent fuel tanks capable of holding 900 cubic meters of LNG.