ABS grants AiP to dual deadweight bulker design

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Standship 95 [Image: OMT]

A dual deadweight neo-panamax bulk carrier design from the StandShip Joint Development Partnership (JDP) has gained ABS Approval in Principle.

Available in 86,000 and 95,000 DWT designs, the bulk carrier is intended to be ready to order “off the shelf” for charterers and operators looking for flexibility. The 229 meter design includes a 38 meter beam, almost four million cubic feet of hold capacity and a draft of either 13.5 meter or 14.55 meter depending on the deadweight option selected.

ABS’ StandShip JDP partners include StandShip Ltd., SeaQuest Marine Project Management, Odense Maritime Technology (OMT), Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, IFCHOR and Bancosta.

OMT says the design is based on its proven Seahorse designs with Japanese optimized and tank tested hull form offering excellent fuel and speed performance.

According to OMT, the StandShip 95 design is a next-generation KamsarMax designed for high flexibility, economical performance and low OPEXn.

OMT has developed general layout and specification for the standard version and designed optional upgrades such as with scrubber, LNG-fueling and cranes.

“ABS has a proud record of supporting innovations in vessel design and this project from StandShip is the latest of them,” said Bill Shi, ABS Vice President, Global Engineering. “ABS has extensive experience in bulk carriers and it is a privilege to work closely with our project partners to support delivery of the next generation of vessels.

The design’s draft would allow access to numerous coal, grain and bauxite trade routes across the globe. The vessel design specifies that it be able to navigate with two slack holds and any combination of full or empty in the remaining five holds, offering increased options for operators.

“We are confident the JDP will result in the most flexible ship in its segment, highly competitive on numerous trades with very economical performance thanks to state-of-the-art design and equipment,” said StandShip’s Director Sebastiano Portunato.

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