ClassNK has issued four Approvals in Principle (AiPs) to GTT, following latest development projects in alternative fuels, which were handed over during a ceremony in Tokyo on 6 March 2023.
The AiPs are for:
ClassNK carried out the verification on those accomplishments in line with its rules including Part N incorporating the IGC Code, Part GF incorporating the IGF Code, and its Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels.
Among the above, the AiP for Recycool™ marked a world-first AiP for a system of its kind.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said: “We are very pleased to have received these Approvals in Principle in person and to be back in Japan after the global pandemic. These certifications confirm the research and innovation work performed by GTT engineers and technicians. We thank ClassNK for their trust in our technologies on alternative fuels.”
Masaki Matsunaga, Corporate Officer / Director of Plan Approval and Technical Solution Division, ClassNK said: “It is a great honor to welcome GTT’s team back to Japan and hand over four AiPs for their innovative and inspiring concepts pursuing low and zero carbon shipping upon our rigorous verification process in line with the appropriate standards for each solution. We congratulate GTT on achieving these milestones and look forward to continuing our partnership with them in implementing sustainable energy initiatives.”
Photo credit: ClassNK
Published: 8 March, 2023
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