Ammonia – Page 3

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    Cargo handling and FSS contract for VLAC series


    Babcock LGE has been awarded the contract to supply the cargo handling system and the fuel supply system for a series of six Very Large Ammonia Carriers (VLAC) on order at an unnamed shipyard in China. The contract relates to an order for a VLAC series for an Asian shipowner. 

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    DNV awards AIP to NH3-fuelled container feeder design


    DNV has granted approval in principle (AIP) to a design for an ammonia-fuelled 3,5000 container vessel, developed by a consortium including the classification society, the Singapore-based liner operator ONE and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY).

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    Japanese Consortium Targets 2026 For First NH3-Fuelled Gas Carrier


    Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced that it will provide a low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia for an ammonia-fuelled medium-sized gas carrier, which will be constructed at Nihon Shipyard. A series of contracts relating to the construction of the 40,000 cbm ammonia carrier were signed in December 2023 by J-ENG, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. and ship owner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).

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    AiPs for MAN Cryo NH3 FSS


    MAN Cryo has announced that its design for an ammonia fuel-supply system to safely provide ammonia to marine-engine applications has been awarded an Approval in Principle from classification societies, DNV and Bureau Veritas.

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    IACS adopts new UR on control of ammonia releases on NH3-fuelled vessels


    IACS has announced that it has developed a Unified Requirement (URH1) covering the release of ammonia from the onboard systems for bunkering, storing, preparing and using ammonia as fuel.

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    First successful demonstration of onboard ammonia-H2 cracking


    The successful operation of an ammonia to hydrogen cracker was successfully demonstrated on 18 November on an offshore supply vessel operated by Zumaia Offshore in the Bay of Biscay, according to a project participant. The demonstration was the first of its kind to be concluded, the participants claim.

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    Corvus participates in EU APOLO ammonia cracker project


    A EU-led project to bring forward the introduction of ammonia cracking technology connected with a PEM fuel cell into the marine industry has been awarded funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund. The project, which is focused on large deepsea vessels with an engine capacity of 1-10MW, is also intended to evaluate a novel ammonia engine capable of running on an ammonia/hydrogen blend of fuels.

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    CMB.TECH puts technology at heart of Euronav reorientation


    Euronav NV and CMB NV, its controlling shareholder, entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in CMB.TECH in December 2023, and CMB.TECH CTO Roy Campe noted that the company is taking an ecosystem approach to the emerging hydrogen complex, putting technology at the heart of investments.

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    ABP launches ammonia terminal tender for Immingham


    Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a tender seeking a lead contractor or consortium to design and build a bulk liquid green energy terminal at the Port of Immingham on England’s east coast.

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    Euronav agrees deal to acquire CMB.TECH


    Euronav, the tanker operator and owner, has taken a step towards diversifying into the alternative fuel sector after announcing that it has agreed to buy CMB.TECH, the cleantech subsidiary partially owned by CMB, in a deal valuing the business at EUR1.15 billion.

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    IACS establishes Safe Digital Transformation Panel


    IACS Council, meeting last week in London for its 88th session (C88), confirmed a decision to establish an overarching panel to bring together IACS’ current digitalisation activities within a single forum, in response to the accelerating and broadening scale of digitalisation within shipping.

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    BV AiP for X-DF-A engine safety concept


    WinGD has secured its second approval in principle (AiP) for its two­­‑stroke engine design capable of operating on ammonia as a fuel. Bureau Veritas awarded the AiP to the safety concept for WinGD’s X-DF-A engine.

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    Alfa Laval to supply FSS for X-DF-A engine development


    Alfa Laval and Swiss engine designer WinGD have established a partnership in which Alfa Laval will deliver two fuel supply systems (FSS) for testing WinGD’s ammonia-fuelled engine, the X-DF-A, in early 2024.

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    AiPs for SDARI alt fuel 7,000 ceu and 10,000 ceu designs


    ClassNK has issued Approvals in Principle (AiPs) for three vehicle carrier designs developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).

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    WinGD signs four-way partnership to deliver CMB.TECH ammonia engines


    Swiss marine power company WinGD has concluded a four-party agreement underwriting Belgian bulk carrier operator CMB.TECH’s order of X72DF-A ammonia-fuelled engines. CSSC Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding (QBS) and engine builder CSSC Engine Co (CSE) were the other signatories in the joint undertaking to power a series of 210,000 DWT bulk carriers to be delivered from Qingdao through 2025 and 2026.

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    Sumitomo to explore green NH3 bunkering options with Höegh Autoliners


    Sumitomo Corporation has signed an agreement to explore the possibility of establishing supplies of clean ammonia as a bunker fuel from 2027 onwards with Höegh Autoliners. The agreement specifies the ports of Singapore and Jacksonville, USA as the initial ammonia bunker hubs.

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    Naftomar Shipping places order for 93k dual-fuel very large ammonia carrier series


    Naftomar Shipping has placed an order for four very large ammonia carriers with Korean shipyard Hanwha Ocean. The dual-fuel 93,000 cbm vessels have been specified with MAN Energy Solutions dual-fuel engines that will be capable of being retrofitted to operate on ammonia as a fuel.

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen MeOH-fuelled roros will be NH3 ready


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s newly ordered Shaper Class roros demonstrate the company’s commitment to combat climate change.

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    Four new Purus gas carriers to operate with Wärtsilä cargo handling systems


    Wärtsilä’s cargo handling systems have been selected for four ammonia gas carrier vessels being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for Purus.

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    Opinion: Dawn of the Ammonia Age


    This morning’s announcement by Wärtsilä that it is was adding a dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia to its product portfolio is a stunning technical achievement.