ABS has gained a reputation for pioneering technical work that has supported innovation in gas transport. For more than 50 years, we have classed LPG and LNG carriers – including the first conversion of a cargo vessel to carry LPG, the first purpose-built LNG carrier and the first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC). ABS classes one-quarter of the existing LNG carrier fleet and has the largest orderbook, with more than 30 percent of newbuild LNG vessels slated for ABS class.
The ABS Global Gas Solutions team provides industry leadership, offering guidance in LNG floating structures and systems, gas fuel systems and equipment, gas carriers and regulatory and statutory requirements.
ABS provides industry-leading classification, preliminary planning and advice as well as approval in principle (AIP) services for the next generation of floating LNG assets that will enable new approaches to the worldwide transport of natural gas.