ABS wins VLCC business

May 11 2018

ABS is to class the two VLCCs recently ordered by Kyklades Maritime Corp (KMC).

The two 330 m long vessels, each of 319,000-dwt, will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are expected to be delivered in 2020.

This order takes the number of KMC VLCCs classed by ABS to four, with two already under construction.

“We are excited to build on our close working relationship with Kyklades with another significant newbuilding order,“ said ABS vice president, Europe, Vasillios Kroustadis. “ABS is the number one class society in Greece and a global leader in the classification of tankers. Our selection for this project reflects our strong reputation in both areas.”

ABS engineers and surveyors will work closely with KMC’s technical staff and HHI to satisfy compliance with ABS’ construction standards and other applicable regulations.


The class society currently claimed a 29% share of the global tanker orderbook.


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