DNV awards Viridis Bulk Carriers approval in principle for ammonia-fuelled short sea design

Classification society DNV has awarded Viridis Bulk Carriers an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its ammonia fuelled short sea bulk carrier design.

The certificate was presented during the Nor-Shipping trade fair at the DNV stand.

The Viridis Bulk Carriers design, developed by Kongsberg Maritime, is for 5,000dwt short seas vessels that offer a 3,000nm range and safety levels equivalent to conventionally fuelled vessels.

André Risholm, Board Member of Viridis Bulk Carriers, said, “This is a clear testament to the hard work completed and are important for moving closer to the newbuilding phase. Considering the heightened emission reduction targets set by the EU and IMO, our Viridis vessels will fully adhere to these standards. This will empower charterers to benefit from exceptional greenhouse gas reductions throughout their logistical value chain.”

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