AIP issued to Very Large Ammonia Carrier design from Samsung Heavy Industries


ABS reports that it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) for its design of a midship section and cargo tank for a 96K very large ammonia carrier. Representatives from both companies met at Posidonia 2024 for the AIP presentation.
Among the largest in the world, the ammonia carrier design is the result of a joint development project that included the production of a 3D structural cargo hold model from SHI for review by ABS.

ABS completed structural analysis and design reviews based on class and statutory requirements.
“The utilisation of ammonia is anticipated to increase as industries move toward more sustainable energy sources, and shipping will have a critical role to play,” said Vassilios Kroustallis, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development. “By working with innovative clients like SHI on new carrier designs, ABS is playing an important part in the energy transition by supporting the safe and efficient transport of ammonia at sea.”

“The development of the ammonia carrier is a significant step towards realising our vision for a sustainable future,” said Heaki Jang, Executive Vice President and CTO of Samsung Heavy Industries. “We will continue to pursue innovation to accelerate the advent of a carbon-free era and set the standard for future energy transportation.”