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China: DNV, SDST launch Joint Innovation Studio to explore maritime decarbonisation and digitalisation

Studio’s activities will kick off with a joint innovation project covering areas including such as joint development of a bunker fuel strategy operational support module.

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China: DNV, SDST launch Joint Innovation Studio to explore maritime decarbonisation and digitalisation

Classification society DNV and Shandong Shipping Tanker Co., Ltd (SDST) on Monday (18 December) announced the launch of a new Joint Innovation Studio at the recent Marintec China trade fair to explore, develop and promote maritime projects in the digital and sustainability space.

DNV said the shift towards a more digital and sustainable maritime industry is both a monumental challenge but also a big opportunity. 

“New fuels, technologies, and operational methods will require cooperation from many different stakeholders and a mindset of innovation and exploration,” it said.

To realize these possibilities, DNV and SDST launched a dedicated Joint Innovation Studio. The Studio, which emerged from a cooperation framework agreement signed in November 2023, will serve as a platform for SDST to carry out technical cooperation with DNV in the shipping and maritime industries.

With a goal of helping to achieve carbon neutrality and promoting data-smart shipping, the Studio will explore and promote the application of decarbonisation technologies and smarter digitalisation, providing technical support and solutions for the transformation of the shipping industry.

The Joint Innovation Studio, co-managed by SDST and the DNV Maritime Smart Center, will be based at SDST’s Qingdao headquarters. Established to drive collaboration on decarbonisation and digitalisation, it aims to grow collectively with industry leaders in this transformative decade. The Studio’s activities will kick off with a joint innovation project, to cooperate on value-chain Green House Gas (GHG) management covering:

  • An analysis of business scenarios, key use cases, implementation processes, and the required support system, relating to the GHG management of SDST’s own fleet and stakeholders across the value chain;
  • Joint development and implementation of an Emissions Trading System (ETS) management module for SDST’s fleet technical and commercial operation systems;
  • Joint development and implementation of a fuel strategy operational support module to enable a compliant and cost-effective transition to greener fuels for the SDST fleet;
  • Exploration and support of GHG co-management along the value chain, in cooperation with cargo owners, charterers, financiers, insurers, and other stakeholders.

“The complexity of the challenges facing our industry means that we need a new level of collaboration, over the long-term, that sets aside competitive instincts for a more sustainable future. DNV is proud to be working with future focussed partners like SDST, because they recognise that we need to activate the entire value chain, act now, and work towards a new golden age of maritime innovation,” said Norbert Kray, Regional Manager Greater China at DNV Maritime.

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Published: 19 December, 2023

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Ammonia

Singapore: EMA, MPA shortlist two consortia for ammonia power generation and bunkering

Chosen consortia are Keppel’s Infrastructure Division and Sembcorp-SLNG, and the bunkering players in these consortia are Itochu Corporation, NYK Line and Sumitomo Corporation.

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The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (25 July) said they have shortlisted two consortia that will proceed to the next round of evaluations of proposals to provide a low- or zero-carbon ammonia solution on Jurong Island for power generation and bunkering. 

The two consortia were selected from a total of six that were earlier shortlisted in 2023 to participate in a restricted Request for Proposal (RFP), following an Expression of Interest (EOI) called in 2022. The bids were assessed based on the technical, safety and commercial aspects of their proposals. 

The two consortium leads are Keppel’s Infrastructure Division and Sembcorp-SLNG, and the bunkering players in these consortia are Itochu Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Sumitomo Corporation. The two consortia will proceed to conduct engineering, safety and emergency response studies for the proposed Project.

At the next phase, we will select one of the two bidders as the lead developer of the project. The lead developer will develop the end-to-end ammonia solution comprising (i) generating 55 to 65 MW of electricity from imported low- or zero-carbon ammonia via direct combustion in a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine; and (ii) facilitating ammonia bunkering at a capacity of at least 0.1 million tons per annum (MTPA), starting with shore-to-ship bunkering followed by ship-to-ship bunkering. 

Given the nascency of the technology and global supply chains, the Government will work closely with the appointed lead developer to implement the Project. We aim to announce the lead developer by Q1 2025.

The project is part of Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy launched in 2022, which outlines Singapore’s approach to develop low-carbon hydrogen as a major decarbonisation pathway as part of the nation’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

A key thrust of this strategy is to experiment with the use of advanced hydrogen technologies that are on the cusp of commercial readiness. Ammonia is currently one of the most technologically-ready hydrogen carriers with an established international supply chain for industrial use.

“If successful, the project will position Singapore as one of the first countries in the world to deploy a direct ammonia combustion power plant and support the development of ammonia bunkering for international shipping, EMA and MPA said.

“This will help to unlock the potential of low-carbon ammonia as a low-carbon fuel.”

 

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Published: 25 July 2024

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LNG Bunkering

China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

The 14,000 cubic metre ship, “Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang”, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) for Huaihe Energy Holding Group.

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China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

China’s river-to-sea LNG bunkering vessel, which was built locally, was named and delivered in Shanghai on Monday (19 July), according to the Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry (SASIC). 

The 14,000 cubic metre (cbm) ship, Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd for Huaihe Energy Holding Group as part of China’s "Gasification of the Yangtze River” project.

The ship is capable of travelling through the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge all year round and has been dubbed a “Customised Yangtze River” LNG refuelling and transportation ship.

The ship is equipped with the B-type LNG containment system independently developed by Hudong-Zhonghua and authorised by a national patent.

According to SASIC, this was the first time such a system has been applied to a domestic LNG  refuelling and transportation ship, marking a major breakthrough in the B-type LNG containment system developed by China with independent intellectual property rights.

Related: China’s first river-sea LNG bunkering ship completes inaugural bunkering operation

Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.

 

Photo credit: Shanghai Shipbuilding Industry Association
Published: 25 July 2024

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Newbuilding

Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Firm said said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt DF LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered by New Times Shipbuilding.

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Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Singapore-based shipping firm Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (24 July) said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt dual-fuel LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered.

The delivery of Mount Ossa marked the 21st vessel being delivered by New Times Shipbuilding to EPS.

“Despite global challenges, Rio Tinto and EPS have shown unparalleled resilience and a strong commitment to decarbonize shipping,” it said in a social media post.

“Over the past three years, these LNG-powered vessels have proven to be a sustainable choice, emitting 30% less than their conventional counterparts. We have successfully completed over 200 LNG bunkering operations, significantly reducing emissions across our fleet.”

“We celebrate our strong partnership with New Times Shipbuilding on this 21st milestone delivery to the EPS fleet, grateful to have 43 world-class vessels built and delivered, including those on order from New Times, which means we are only halfway through our esteemed collaboration.”

 

Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 25 July 2024

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