ABS on Thursday (6 December) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.
ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard.
“ABS is proud to partner with KOMERI on this important facility, which will help ensure safe and effective testing of new equipment and ultimately advance adoption of LNG,” said Peter Fitzpatrick, ABS Vice President, Global Business Development.
“This project is another example of our commitment to advancing safety and evolution of new designs and applications for LNG as fuel.”
Located in Busan, the facility will enable ship builders to optimize their onboard commissioning processes and provide enhanced opportunities for research and development of new technologies.
“The LNG FGSS and Bunkering Equipment Test Facility of KOMERI will provide certification and technical engineering aid to marine equipment companies that seek efficient advance testing technology and safe development of their equipment,” said Kong Gil-Young, KOMERI president.
“KOMERI expects this will meet increasing market demand from around the world through verification and cooperation with ABS.”
The MOU, signed at KOMERI Busan headquarters, allows the increase in the testing facility scope as relevant technologies and regulations develop in the coming years.
Photo credit: ABS
Published: 7 December 2018
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