ABS Rules Guide New Greener OSV


Classification society ABS has reportedly backed Malaysia’s first Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) with an innovative vessel design and battery system to support more sustainable operations, says an article published in ABS.

Blue G battery system

The new generation OSV was designed to ABS regulations and the ABS New Technology Qualification (NTQ) procedure allows for a Blue G battery system, a power source that can be recharged by an on-board genset, or a sustainable solution from the coast. evaluated. With this technology, vessels save fuel and reduce their carbon footprint, operating expenses and life cycle costs.

Delivered through a corporate strategic partnership, the project will be supported by ABS Engineering in Singapore, one of the largest engineering teams outside of its Houston headquarters. Singapore is also one of the homes of the ABS Sustainability Center of Excellence. The center is part of a global network that provides all aspects of sustainability support to the industry.

Next generation Project

“ABS is proud to support such a next-generation project. We are committed to staying at the forefront of challenges and supporting our customers along this journey, in fact our Singapore office includes one of our five Global Sustainability Centers of Excellence. We also encourage such cooperation in Malaysia to achieve common goals, as the sustainability challenge is too great for any one company to tackle alone,” said ABS’ regional said Pier Carazzai, Vice President of Business Development.

This strategic partnership includes three Malaysian shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) companies. Muhiba Marine Engineering (MME); Shin Yang Shipyard (SYS); The innovative vessel design is led by Evolution Concepts with partners such as Gennal Engineering, MacGregor, Raytheon Anshuetz Singapore and Sindex Refrigeration. Powered by Gennal Engineering’s Blue G Battery System.

MoU ceremony

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on July 27. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and be completed in 18-24 months.

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