ABS has classed Saudi tanker owner Bahri’s first LNG-ready VLCC.

The 319,000 dwt VLCC Rayah, built by  International Maritime Industries (IMI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea has been delivered to Bahri.

The Rayah has an LNG Ready notation from classification society ABS as well the ABS SUSTAIN-1 notation demonstrating adherence to certain UN Sustainable Development Goals related to vessel design, outfitting and layout.

“This is an innovative vessel that is leading the way in terms of its design and its approach to sustainability, and we are proud to have been able to use our expertise to support its development,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki.

IMI CEO, Fathi Al-Saleem, said: “The completion of this project is a major milestone for us and a reflection of the hard work and collaboration of everyone involved.”

Bahri Ship Management President, Abdulaziz Sabri, commented: “ABS is a long-standing business partner of Bahri Ship management and has been very supportive in Bahri’s initiatives of building the first of its kind VLCC vessel with SUSTAIN-1 and LNG Ready notations.  Their knowledge in Alternative Fuels and Vessel engineering has tremendously helped Bahri in achieving this remarkable milestone.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News