DNV GL offers guidance for safe & efficient LNG bunkering

  • Maritime advisors launches Recommended Practice (RP) for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators

DNV GL has launched a Recommended Practice (RP) for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators for safe and efficient LNG bunkering.

In a statement, the Norwegian-based maritime advisors said that the RP document will also serve as a guide for the development of design solutions and operating procedures.

Lars Petter Blikom, DNV GL’s LNG director, said that the company has put its own knowledge and experience of how to meet the ISO guideline’s requirements into a more practical format.

“The ISO guideline defines the overall philosophies of designs and operations relevant to LNG bunkering and suggests a list of 24 functional requirements,” said Blikom.

“However, it is not intended to be concrete and descriptive about how to achieve the requirements’ objectives.”

DNV GL’s RP document will be open for comments during an external six-week consultation. The company will update the document based on the input received by the industry, followed by formal publication.

“These documents, both the ISO guideline and DNV GL RP, represent significant steps forward in taking operational and technical risk off the table for operators looking at investing in LNG-fuelled ships or LNG bunkering terminals,” added Blikom.

“Our aim is to lead the way in meeting the needs of this new, innovative and growing sector. The Bunkering RP is one of our very important deliveries.”

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