Seaspan gets next-generation feeder ship design approval

LR grants approval to Seaspan for next generation feeder ship design

Seaspan Corporation has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its Next Generation Feeder Ship design.

The 198-metre vessel, designed by Technolog, is future-proofed in that it can be easily changed from LNG to Ammonia Fuel over its lifetime.

Seaspan collaborated with Technolog and LR to build a solution that addresses current market expectations while also anticipating future difficulties and possibilities in the marine sector.

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Seaspan, Technolog, and Lloyd’s Register completed the AiP process, laying the framework for future advances in feeder vessel technology in this rapidly growing field.

The project builds on LR’s earlier work with Seaspan Corporation. Seaspan and LR are reportedly working together on programmes aimed at assessing how the energy shift affects seafarer safety.

LR, Seaspan, and Technolog are all looking forward to starting work on phase 2 of this project, which will be a DF Ammonia Feeder Vessel.

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Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer at Lloyd’s Register, said: “We are very pleased to grant Approval in Principle to Seaspan for their innovative Next Generation Feeder Vessel Design.”

Peter Jackson, SVP of Assets and Technology at Seaspan Corporation, stated: “We are committed to providing creative solutions to our customers in support of their decarbonisation journey and the best way to do this is through partnerships and collaborations with industry leaders such as LR and Technolog.”

In April, Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan entered into a partnership to retrofit and convert five 10,100 TEU containerships powered by conventional MAN S90 engines to dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol.

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