LR to class Germany’s new multi-role ships

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been selected to class Germany’s two new 95-meter multi-role ships.

In December 2019, German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (BAW) awarded the shipbuilding project to Abeking & Rasmussen Ship- and Yacht Yard SE.

The shipbuilder, in agreement with BAW, has now appointed LR as the classification society for the ship duo.

As explained, the next generation vessels will be capable of performing a number of tasks, such as emergency towing, fire-fighting, buoy tendering as well as oil recovery and chemical recovery operations. One of the many innovations is the ship’s propulsion concept with LNG as a single fuel.

“LR welcomes the opportunity to support Abeking & Rasmussen and their client with these two next-generation vessels. This is a significant achievement for the LR team as these ships will push the boundaries of flexibility and innovation,” Markus Büsig, LR’s M&O President for North Europe, commented.

The newbuilds will replace the multi-role vessels Mellum and Scharhörn. Once completed, they will feature a length of 95 meters and a width of 20 meters, according to the shipbuilder.

The design and engineering phase is underway and construction scheduled to begin in 2021 with the ships due to be delivered in 2023.

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