ABS Issues AIP to HD Hyundai Mipo for a Cutting-Edge, Ammonia-Powered Medium Range Tanker

HD Hyundai Mipo Ammonia-Powered Tanker Design Receives Approval in Principle from ABS

HD Hyundai Mipo 50K DWT ammonia-powered tanker design has achieved an Approval in Principle (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

The proposed vessel will be equipped with an ammonia engine developed by WinGD and produced by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD).

ABS conducted thorough design reviews to ensure compliance with class and statutory requirements.

“ABS is committed to supporting our clients in their decarbonization strategies. Ammonia promises a low-carbon solution for the shipping industry, and ABS is well-placed to tackle the unique challenges presented by it. Along with safety excellence, our deep technical expertise in alternative fuels and engine designs makes us the ideal classification society for innovative projects such as this,” stated Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, ABS Vice President of Technology.

Dongjin-Lee, Head of Initial Design Division at HD Hyundai Mipo, commented: “HD Hyundai Mipo was the first in the shipbuilding industry to establish a carbon neutrality roadmap for 2050 and is accelerating the development of eco-friendly ships according to this roadmap. The recent certification is part of our efforts to develop new fuel ship types. With this certification, we have taken the lead in popularizing zero-carbon ammonia-powered ships and have solidified our position as a leader in the development of decarbonization technologies.”

ABS provides industry-leading services in the application of ammonia as a marine fuel and other alternative energy sources. Learn more here.

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