DNV Approval Centres in Shanghai and Norway assured that the first ammonia-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design from China complies with the latest DNV Gas Fuelled Ammonia notation.
he first ammonia-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design was developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).
Classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for China’s first ammonia-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design.
It also contains other clean features such as Shore Power, Battery/Hybrid, and NOx Tier III, to minimize emissions. Furthermore, the design includes enhanced fire safety measures as outlined in DNV’s F(C) notation, such as heat detectors, video monitoring, and CO2 fire extinction systems.
DNV’s Head of Technical Centre China (TCC), Øyvind Pettersen, presented the AiP certificate to Zhang Zhuo, Deputy Director of Project Development Department in SDARI, in a ceremony held at DNV’s Greater China headquarters in Shanghai.
We are very pleased to present this AiP certificate to SDARI – our first ammonia-fuelled joint development project in Region Greater China
…said Mr. Pettersen.
DNV and SDARI have worked together on many successful PCTC newbuilding projects in China. We share a common vision of technology, innovation, and the environment, and this new design represents a further step forward towards realizing carbon-neutral PCTC vessels
…Mr. Pettersen concluded.
In the context of the global decarbonization trend, marine transportation of vehicles, as a key part in the whole supply chain of new energy vehicles, must also follow the principle of carbon reduction and decarbonization.
…said SDARI’s Chief Engineer Wang Gangyi, adding that SDARI and DNV further seek to strengthen the cooperation in the future and aim to jointly launch more new energy transportation solutions in other ship types.
As mentioned, the research and development (R&D) of this ammonia-fuelled 7,000 CEU PCTC design is based on SDARI’s current LNG-fuelled 7,000 CEU PCT.
With the industry under pressure to bend the carbon curve towards zero, environmental friendliness is one of the key focus areas for car carrier owners. Currently, car carrier newbuilding orders are 100% LNG dual-fuelled, in which SDARI takes a majority share
…said DNV Regional Manager, Norbert Kray, noting also that with this new ammonia-fuelled 7,000 CEU PCTC design, SDARI is further cementing its leading role in the industry. DNV is very proud to be part of this progressive journey and will continue to support the industry with its technology and expertise in ammonia as ship fuel.