An Aframax tanker which was designed by shipping companies Deltamarine and GTT as a low emission, clean-fuel technology ship has been awarded an Approval in Principle from classification society, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

With the partners working together to study methods of energy efficiency, the vessel will incorporate advanced GTT membrane-type liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks.

In comparison to a standard oil-fuelled tanker, this new tanker will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by at least 20%, according to Deltamarin.

Awarded at Gastech 2021, the approval certifies that onboard integration of GTT’s membrane fuel tank solution complies with safety regulations and is technically feasible.

The Aframax LNG-fuelled tanker design

The Aframax LNG-fuelled tanker design

Source: Deltamarin