ClassNK Grants AIP to Kawasaki Project on LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier



Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF, says a press release on JLA.

About the Approval in Principal

It adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for their project on the concept design of an LNG-fuelled 207K DWT bulk carrier.

Why was this step taken?

Speaking on the occasion, ClassNK Corporate Officer and Director of Technical Solution Department Hayato Suga said: “The maritime industry has been setting its sights on LNG as an energy source for ships as it is an environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuels.” He said that Kawasaki Heavy Industries is taking full advantage of this opportunity as well with their new bulk carrier design. They have carefully confirmed the safety of the design and are proud to contribute to this project.

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Source: JLA



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