DSME’s ammonia-fuelled carrier design receives AiP from BV

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) for its design and development of an ammonia-fuelled ammonia carrier.

The approximately 230-metre-long vessel will be equipped with four prismatic-type cargo tanks with a total capacity of approximately 86,000 cubic meters (cbm).

‘This project is significant in that two companies jointly completed the conceptual design of the very large ammonia carrier with an ammonia fuelled propulsion system and secured technological competitiveness for the eco-friendly vessel by reviewing the safety and compliance of the design,’ said Jae Hyuk Woo, Senior Executive Vice President and Shipyard General Manager of DSME.

Matthieu de Tugny, President of Marine & Offshore at Bureau Veritas, added: ‘As the maritime industry gears up for its decarbonised future, our role as a class society is to support pioneers with our experience and technical expertise, assess risk and ensure the safety of innovative solutions. We are excited to cooperate with DSME for the development of zero-carbon shipping technologies with various viable solutions for the future.’

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Rhys Berry