MAN bags principle approval for new design for methanol-powered product tanker

A new methanol-powered product tanker design could be underway, as MAN Energy Solutions and several other partners have secured an approval in principle from DNV GL for a proposed ship design.

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A new ship design from MAN Energy Solutions, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and The Methanol Institute will enable product tankers and shipowners to use methanol as fuel, regardless of the ship's cargo.

The design, dubbed Low Emission Advanced Products Tanker, LEAP, has received the classification Approval in Principle from DNV GL, after the classification bureau has assessed and approved the design in accordance with its own requirements and after new changes by the IMO.

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