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ABS releases guidance for classing regas vessels

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ABS has published its latest guidance for classing LNG regasification vessels.

The ‘Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels’ covers both purpose-built LNG regasification vessels and existing LNG carriers that are converted to operate with regasification plants onboard.

The guide includes provisions that allow Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) for extended periods of time.

ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki, said: “ABS has developed this industry-leading guidance based on extensive experience with the classification of LNG carriers […] As the world moves toward cleaner fuels and becomes more dependent on gas, ABS will continue to play a key role in advising industry on the development of a safer and more sustainable fleet.”

ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solution, Patrick Janssens, said: “As the LNG supply chain expands, industry is considering its options for getting gas to demanding markets […] This Guide provides best-in-class guidance and promotes safety in the expanding LNG market.”

ABS launched its Global Gas Solutions team in 2013 to support industry in developing gas-related projects.

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