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DNV awards AiP to HD Hyundai Mipo for new ammonia-powered boxship design

Ship features an engine developed by WinGD and manufactured by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries while ship’s ammonia FSS and boiler are designed by HD HHI and Kangrim Heavy Industries, respectively.

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DNV awards AiP to HD Hyundai Mipo for new ammonia-powered boxship design

Classification society DNV on Thursday (6 June) awarded HD Hyundai Mipo an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a new ammonia dual fuel feeder container vessel at the Posidonia trade fair.  

The AiP is the result of a collaborative effort between HD Hyundai Mipo, WinGD, HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kangrim Heavy Industries, and DNV. 

Ammonia continues to attract attention as a potential fuel for shipping as the industry steps up to tackle the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) greenhouse gas reduction strategy. When produced sustainably ammonia is a potential zero-carbon option but comes with several challenges, especially in terms of supply and the safety considerations required due to its toxicity. 

Dongjin-Lee, Head of the Initial Design Division of HD Hyundai Mipo, said: "Ammonia fuel is important as a means to achieve the IMO's 2050 carbon emission net zero target, but its toxicity makes safety a top priority.”

“HD Hyundai Mipo has successfully delivered various world-first dual-fuel propulsion ships, including LNG, LPG, and methanol-powered vessels.”

“Through our proven experience with dual fuel technology, we have developed this ammonia-powered container ship in collaboration with partners. HD Hyundai Mipo has taken a significant step closer to ammonia-powered ships and the company is expected to lead a safer decarbonisation trend.”

The ammonia-powered feeder container ship features an engine developed by WinGD, a Swiss-based company, and manufactured by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries. The ship's ammonia fuel supply system and boiler are designed by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries and Kangrim Heavy Industries, respectively.

To enhance the safety of the vessel, it utilises AI technologies to apply autonomous navigation and video-based integrated safety control solutions. The video-based integrated safety control solution is a core technology for unmanned ships, featuring a real-time situation analysis and prediction system through CCTV monitoring of all hazardous areas on the vessel. 

The ship also features a Type C fuel tank to minimise the risk of leakage.

Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager Korea & Japan at DNV Maritime, said: "We are honoured to be part of this innovative group of partners, who are looking to build confidence and offer maritime stakeholders another sustainable fuel option. This AIP is another step towards the broader adoption of low-carbon ammonia-powered vessels, extending their application to container feeder ships and reinforcing our shared commitment to a greener maritime future."

An Approval in Principle (AiP) is an independent assessment of a concept within an agreed framework, confirming that the design is feasible, and no significant obstacles exist to prevent the concept from being realised.

 

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Published: 7 June 2024

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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.”

 

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 25 July 2024

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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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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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