LNG as fuel for ships

Ships are subject to limits on exhaust gas and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions , NOₓ, SOₓ and CO₂ in the following regions: around the US and Canadian exclusive economic coastline zone, including US Carribean and Hawaiian Islands, as well as the North Sea, Baltic Sea and the English Channel.

 

From January 1st 2015, IMO MARPOL Annex VI requires ships in Sulfur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) can only burn fuel with a sulfur content less than 0,1% in mass, which is 90% lower than the previous limit.
 

As a shipowner or operator, you need to choose the best solution to be in compliance. Several solutions are available, from burning distillate fuels to fitting an exhaust gas scrubber, among others. The decision is complex.


 

LNG as fuel, a solution to future-proof your fleet

 

Bureau Veritas helps you understand the implications and assists you in making the right decision: a solution to future-proof your fleet.
 

Using natural gas as fuel has many advantages as well as meeting emission regulations:

  • It is clean

  • It is generally considered to be a cheaper source of fuel than distillates and heavy fuel oil

  • It is flexible and can be used as part of a dual-fuel solution


 

Choose a long-term partner with extensive LNG expertise

 

We help major industry actors convert their fleet to LNG, and build new ships for LNG propulsion.
 

We offer a wide range of services:

  • Classification services

    • Classification of LNG-fuelled ships
    • LNG ready notation to ensure a future conversion to gas for your new build or existing ship
    • For your bunkering solution, the LNG Bunker Vessel notation will secure your project

  • Marine advisory services

    • Safe delivery of your LNG

    • Identify risks and uncertainties

    • Assess viability

    • Confidence in your LNG supply

    • Safe and efficient operation

    • LNG bunkering guidelines to support and help supervising operations, exchange of cargo and LNG bunker

  • Training

    • LNG training seminars for crew and management can be organized on demand, either in your facilities or in your local Bureau Veritas office.


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