Six Suezmax tankers future-proofed thanks to Bureau Veritas’ GAS-PREPARED notation

08/09/16

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, September 08, 2016 - Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to grant GAS-PREPARED notation to six Suezmax tankers under construction for Dynacom Tankers Management. The oil tanker specialist is the first shipowner to future-proof its vessels by applying for the notation.

 

The 157,000 dwt tankers will measure 274.3 meters in length, with a beam of 48 meters and depth of 23.2 meters. They are being built at New Times Shipbuilding in China, with delivery expected in 2017 and 2018.

The GAS-PREPARED notation sets out requirements for ships which are designed and fitted out for dual-fuel or LNG fuel propulsion, but which are not initially intended to use gas as a fuel. It provides owners with the flexibility to convert easily to dual fuel or LNG fuel propulsion in the future.

 

Jean-François Segretain, Marine & Offshore Technical Director, Bureau Veritas said: "Using natural gas as fuel enables owners to comply with the requirements of Emission Control Areas in North America and Europe, and can be cost-effective in the long term. In publishing the GAS-PREPARED notation, Bureau Veritas sought to provide owners with the ability to switch to LNG in the future when market conditions are right.

Applying for GAS-PREPARED is an important step in future-proofing a new vessel and we look forward to working with Dynacom, the first owner in the market to choose this solution."

 

Bureau Veritas' Rule Note NR 627 Gas-Prepared Ships, published in late 2015, sets out how the initial design of the ship is to take into account the necessary spaces or zones to accommodate the following installations:

- LNG bunkering station

- LNG storage tanks

- Fuel gas handling system

- Ventilation systems

- GVU

- GCU, where required by NR529

- Vent mast.

 

Vessels meeting the standards are awarded the notation GAS-PREPARED.
The notation may be modified with the addition of:

- S when specific arrangements are implemented for the ship structure

- P when specific arrangements are implemented for piping

- ME-DF when the main engine(s) is (are) of the dual-fuel type

- AEB when the auxiliary engines and oil-fired boilers are either of the dual fuel type, or designed for future conversion to dual fuel operation.

 

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About Bureau Veritas

 

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe.

 

Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

 

Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.

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