Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Viridis Bulk Carriers, supporting a new standard for zero carbon short sea bulk logistics by utilizing ammonia as fuel.
The approval in principle from Bureau Veritas is a major milestone, enabling the uptake of ammonia as fuel to decarbonize the maritime industry. The Viridis vessels which are designed to support charterers cargo capacity needs, have similar sailing range as the current fleet of short sea bulk vessels > 3,000 nm, and to maintain the crew and societal safety at the level of conventional vessels. The approval is an important step towards being able to order the first series of vessels. Viridis Bulk Carriers expect to place orders for ships during 2023, with deliveries starting in 2025.
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