ABS approves ultra-large Hyundai LCO2 carrier and first methanol-powered Newcastlemax bulk carrier


The next generation ultra-large liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier for Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI) and Hyundai Glovis has received an approval in principle (AIP) at Gastech from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator.

The 74,000 cu m design builds on the 40,000 cu m ’super gap’ technology developed in 2021 by HHI, Hyundai Glovis, G-Marine Service, and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE).

A total of nine cylindrical tanks were applied to maximise the load carried and LNG-fuelled propulsion engines were installed in response to environmental regulations.

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