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MOU signed to develop ammonia bunkering in Singapore

MPA and “K” LINE join the consortium with A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and ABS.

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Note: The following article was edited on 27 May 2022 due to editorial corrections.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.(“K” LINE) on Friday (13 May) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 April with a consortium and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to develop the ammonia bunkering ecosystem at the Port of Singapore. 

The consortium consists of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S, Fleet Management Limited, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Sumitomo Corporation and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). 

The consortium has also recently received an Approval in Principle ("AiP") from ABS for the design of an ammonia bunkering vessel.

This follows a feasibility study jointly launched by the consortium in March 2021 to develop an ammonia bunker supply chain in Singapore. 

In the past year, the consortium identified potential ammonia supply sources and indicative costs, as well as undertook the preliminary design and cost estimation for critical infrastructure, such as ammonia storage tanks and bunkering vessels, leading to the AiP from ABS for the bunker vessel design.

MPA and “K” LINE join the consortium with A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and ABS.

With the addition of "K" LINE and MPA as new members, the parties will build on the current findings and begin development works to establish an integrated supply chain, with the goal to commence ammonia bunkering by 2030.

The parties will continue to seek cooperation with various stakeholders of the maritime industry and relevant Singaporean ministries and agencies to realise the world's first ammonia fuel supply chain.

These developments are in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) initial strategy to halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the shipping industry by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. 

MOU signed to develop ammonia bunkering in Singapore

Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director of Fleet Management Limited said: “It has been great collaborating with our partners over the past year. We’re very excited for this next phase where the focus is on the development of ammonia bunkering, including the design of the vessel and the processes and procedures that will make the use of ammonia as a marine fuel a reality.”

Keppel Offshore & Marine Mr. Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine said: “We are pleased to partner the consortium and pioneer the development of green infrastructure such as ammonia bunkering vessels. Leveraging our in-depth engineering and shipbuilding experience as well as LNG bunkering expertise, we are able to contribute to a holistic range of low carbon solutions, such as ammonia as a marine fuel, that will reduce carbon emission and drive the industry’s energy transition.”

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping said: ”Close collaboration between public and private sector is crucial in order to decarbonise the maritime industry by 2050. Safe handling of ammonia in ports and onboard vessels is a perfect example of an area that requires effective collaboration between multiple parties as operational, safety, environmental and regulatory issues must be solved in parallel. With MPA onboard we have optimal conditions for a large scale demonstration to support the development guidelines, safety frameworks and standards for the ammonia fuel pathway.”

Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Vice President of Global Sustainability said:  “Ammonia is a fuel with significant potential as a solution for shipping companies looking to decarbonise their operations. ABS is committed to supporting its safe adoption by the industry. We are proud to be able to use our industry-leading insight to support our partners with this landmark project.”

Mr. Yukikazu Myochin, President & CEO, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. said: “We are proud to participate in this innovative project in Singapore as a world class bunkering hub and play a crucial role to cope with common challenges towards decarbonisation of global shipping. We believe the collaboration with leaders in maritime industry under this MOU will contribute to develop ammonia bunkering in Singapore and the attainment of Approval in Principle for ammonia bunkering vessel is a remarkable milestone in our journey to decarbonise global shipping.’’

Mr. Koji Endo, General Manager of Energy Division, Sumitomo Corporation said: “We see ammonia as an important future fuel to contribute to the realisation of a decarbonised society. Through the close collaboration among like-minded partners in the past year, we have gained not only AiP for the Ammonia Bunkering Vessel but immense insights, both technical and commercial, on the key drivers and challenges to establish an end-to-end supply chain for ammonia bunkering. Leveraging on these insights, and with the addition of strong partners like MPA and “K”LINE to the MOU, we are confident that we can meaningfully progress the development works and target to be among the first to commence ammonia bunkering business in Singapore.’’

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Photo credit: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Published: 17 May, 2022

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Bunker Fuel

SMW 2024: Singapore is preparing port for multi-fuel future, says Transport Minister.

‘Our industry has brought in new bunker tankers capable of bunkering higher blends of biofuel and methanol, paving the way for greater emissions reduction for vessels,’ says Chee Hong Tat.

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SMW 2024: Singapore is preparing port for a multi-fuel future, says Transport Minister.

Singapore has moved decisively to ensure energy and fuel resilience as international shipping looks to alternative fuels to meet global decarbonisation targets, said Singapore’s Minister for Transport Mr Chee Hong Tat on Monday (15 April).

In his speech at the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2024 opening ceremony, he said Singapore is preparing its port for a multi-fuel future.

“Our industry has brought in new bunker tankers capable of bunkering higher blends of biofuel and methanol, paving the way for greater emissions reduction for vessels,” he said.

“MPA has also issued Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the alternative fuels ammonia and methanol over this past year.

“For our ammonia EOI, we have shortlisted six consortiums, and are studying their comprehensive proposals for the supply of ammonia for bunkering and power generation in Singapore.”

Chee added reliability and resilience also mean that Singapore upholds the highest standards for safety, efficiency, and quality. 

“Enterprise Singapore, through the Singapore Standards Council, has been working closely with industry partners to introduce national standards to support the digitalisation of bunkering supply chain documentation, as well as on methanol and ammonia bunkering.”

“As a major maritime and bunkering hub, Singapore is committed to continue serving as a trusted node for international shipping.”

Chee said this when elaborating on Singapore’s focus to grow the republic as a hub for reliable and resilient maritime operations, one of three important areas the republic will prioritise on growing its maritime sector. 

The other two areas are to grow Maritime Singapore as a hub for maritime innovation and as a hub for maritime talent development.

“Looking ahead, we expect some turbulence along the way, but we are confident that the global maritime industry will continue to grow,” Chee said.

“And Singapore as a hub port and International Maritime Centre can benefit from this growth and the opportunities it brings, including in emerging areas like digitalisation and decarbonisation.”

However, Chee warned Singapore shouldn’t take its success for granted and to continue improving productivity and competitiveness while staying relevant to changing requirements to be able to meet the needs of local and international stakeholders. 

“But we must not rest on our laurels, or make the mistake of thinking that these positive outcomes will happen on auto-pilot. A rising tide can indeed lift all boats, but the boat and its crew can only benefit if they are well-prepared when the water level rises,” he said.

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Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 16 April 2024

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Biofuel

Banle Energy arranges B24 bunkering services for “YM Utility” in Yantian

Transaction supports the first B24 biofuel supply in Shenzhen and Yang Ming’s inaugural B24 biofuel bunkering supply in China, says firm.

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Banle Energy arranges B24 bunkering services for “YM Utility” in Yantian

Banle Energy International Limited, a subsidiary of CBL International Limited, on Monday (15 April) announced the arrangement of B24 biofuel bunkering services for Yang Ming's vessel YM Utility at a port in Yantian, Shenzhen on 14 April.

“By providing Yang Ming with our B24 biofuel bunkering services, this transaction supports the first B24 biofuel supply in Shenzhen and Yang Ming's inaugural B24 biofuel bunkering supply in China,” the firm in a social media post. 

“As a company actively promoting the use of biofuels, we are making a significant contribution to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping.”

“The B24 biofuel blend, as indicated by a study, is projected to reduce approximately 20% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions when compared with conventional fuel oil.”

As the firm focuses on expanding its operations in Europe, the firm added it will continue to forge strategic partnerships and explore new opportunities to provide efficient and reliable solutions.

 

Photo credit: Banle Energy International Limited
Published: 16 April 2024

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Methanol

Singapore bunker tanker to be equipped with MAN ES DF gensets

MAN Energy Solutions received an order for three MAN 6L21/31DF-M (Dual Fuel-Methanol) GenSets capable of running on methanol for a 7,990 dwt IMO Type II chemical bunker tanker.

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Singapore bunker tanker to be equipped with MAN ES DF gensets

MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) on Monday (15 April) said it has received an order for three MAN 6L21/31DF-M (Dual Fuel-Methanol) GenSets capable of running on methanol in connection with the construction of a 7,990 dwt IMO Type II chemical bunker tanker.

The newbuild will operate at the port of Singapore under charter to deliver marine fuels. The port itself is reported as laying plans for the steady supply of methanol from 2025 onwards in order to meet future, anticipated bunkering requirements for methanol-fuelled vessels. 

The dual-fuel engines will form part of a diesel-electric propulsion system on board the vessel with electrical motors driving twin fixed-pitch propellers via gearboxes; an onboard battery-storage system will optimise the use of the dual-fuelled generators. 

MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee, CMP – an engine-manufacturing division of Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) – will build the engines in China and the vessel is scheduled for delivery during Q4, 2025.

Bjarne Foldager – Country Manager, Denmark – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Seeing our trusted MAN L21/31 GenSets go into these ships as a methanol-fuelled version shows that maritime decarbonisation is a prominent consideration for shipowners in all vessel segments and sizes.”

“It also clearly illustrates, regardless of the market one serves as shipowner, that our broad, dual-fuel portfolio enables everyone to take part in the green transition.”

Thomas S. Hansen – Head of Sales and Promotion – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “The MAN L21/31 engine is well-established in the market having racked up some 2,750 sales.”

“The reliability of its cost-effective, port fuel-injection concept now prominently positions the 21/31DF-M as the preferred, medium-speed, small-bore engine for GenSet and diesel-electric propulsion solutions, while also meeting market demands to balance both CAPEX and OPEX.”

“With the shipping market currently experiencing an increased interest in methanol as marine fuel, and orders for methanol-fuelled ships steadily growing as part of many companies’ decarbonisation strategy, we feel that the introduction of this dual-fuel engine is timely.”

 

Photo credit: MAN Energy Solutions
Published: 16 April 2024

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