The VLCC Rayah is built as "gas-ready"

(Source: ABS)

Bahri takes delivery of first gas-ready VLCC

Saudi Arabian shipping company, Bahri, has taken delivery of the 319,000dwt Rayah, the first VLCC in the company’s fleet designed and built as ‘gas-ready’.

Constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan in a joint project between the South Korean shipbuilder and Saudi Arabia’s International Maritime Industries (IMI) in which IHI is a shareholder,  the double-hulled tanker has ‘ABS Sustain-1’ and ‘LNG ready’ notation.

The ABS Sustain notations demonstrate adherence to certain UN Sustainable Development Goals related to vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured and assessed. They establish a pathway for sustainability certification and reporting, ABS explained in a statement.

“The completion of this project is a major milestone for us and a reflection of the hard work and collaboration of everyone involved,” declared IMI chief executive, Fathi Al-Saleem. “Working with our partners, we have successfully delivered the vessel on time and to the highest international shipbuilding standards, in line with the ABS Sustain notations.”

The classification society’s chairman, president and CEO, Christopher J Wiernicki, commented: “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.”

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