ABS to evaluate LPG as fuel for Dorian LPG

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected by Dorian LPG to provide techno-economic analysis, laying out compliance options for impending global sulfur cap requirements. 

“It is important for owners and operators to assess their fleets and evaluate their options so that they can develop the most efficient compliance strategies as new requirements come into place,” says ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher Wiernicki.

Dorian LPG operates a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), transporting liquefied petroleum gas, providing an opportunity to investigate new fuels, such as LPG, among other conventional options Wiernicki said.

“Based on the environmental benefits of LPG as well as the large number of ports that have the existing infrastructure to deliver LPG to the global fleet, we are examining the potential of using LPG as a marine fuel,” says Dorian LPG chairman, CEO and president John Hadjipateras.

ABS will help evaluate the various fleet compliance options, including LPG as a marine fuel, installation of scrubbers and use of low-sulfur fuels.

The classification society will perform a comprehensive LPG as fuel technical evaluation in order to define the most advantageous options to serve the needs of the specified vessel design. The evaluation will consider the applicable regulations, the design capabilities and limitations, the installation and safety requirements, the operating features and equipment restrictions.