On June 6 during Posidonia, Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) announced it intends to order an ammonia dual-fuel gas carrier.
nder a memorandum of understanding, it was agreed the vessel to be built at HHI, registered under the Singapore flag, classed by ABS, and be the first vessel fitted with MAN Energy Solutions G60 two-stroke dual-fuel ammonia engine.
Today’s announcement showcases that the company is in favor of adding ammonia to its fuel mix, understanding that developing various emission-lowering alternative marine fuels, like ammonia, is required to create pathways for wide-scale adoption. The MoU also demonstrates that a commitment from various like-minded partner organisations is needed to accelerate decarbonisation efforts.
EPS CEO Cyril Ducau sai,
The use of ammonia as a marine fuel is the next logical step for EPS and the industry. I am pleased that EPS, MPA, HHI, and ABS have come together on what will certainly be a pivotal moment in our energy transition.
MPA Chief Executive Quah Ley Hoon added that MPA is excited to be part of the EPS-led joint project to develop EPS’ first ocean-going ammonia dual-fuel gas tanker.
EPS’ decision to register their new ammonia fuelled gas carriers under the Singapore flag signifies an important milestone in our journey towards green shipping. We look forward to working closely with EPS and partners to move decisively on maritime decarbonisation.
…Ms Hoon commented.
The MoU states the dual fuel ammonia tanker could be either midsize gas carrier(s), large gas carrier(s), or very large gas carrier(s) and could be delivered as early as 2025.