Bureau Veritas (BV), has given an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (KSOE) for an ammonia-fueled ammonia carrier.
The design was developed to ensure its compatibility with the existing infrastructure for ammonia, while also reflecting the market’s demand for very large gas carriers (VLGCs).
The vessel will be 227 meters long, 36.6 meters wide, and 23.6 meters deep—similar dimensions to that of the HHI 91K VLGC design. It will be equipped with four prismatic-type cargo tanks with a total capacity of 91,000 cubic meters.
To maximize competitiveness for shipowners, both in terms of CAPEX and OPEX, the design was optimized for the safe and efficient carriage of ammonia as a single cargo.
The design builds on HHI’s expertise and experience with the transport of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).