(OSLO) — DNV GL has awarded Vard Engineering Brevik AS an approval in principle (AiP) for its new 6,500-cubic-meter bunker vessel design. The design has been evaluated for compliance with the DNV GL gas bunker rules, the applicable gas carrier rules as well as the IGC Code's 2016 edition.
The AiP is a continuation of the successful GASA (general approval of ship application) of Vard and Brevik Technology's new IMO Type B LNG cargo containment system which was granted by DNV GL at the end of 2015.
An approval in principle is an independent assessment of a concept within an agreed framework, confirming that the design is feasible and no significant obstacles exist to prevent the concept from being realized. The AiP is typically carried out at an early stage of a project to confirm its feasibility for the project team itself, company management, external investors or regulators.
The bunker vessel will be given the following class notation: 1A tanker for liquefied gas (-163 degrees Celsius C, 500 kg/m3, 0.7 bar) gas bunker.