ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to K Line and Shin Kurushima Dockyard for their jointly developed design of an ammonia-fuelled car carrier.
ClassNK, along with “K” Line and Shin Kurushima Dockyard, have assessed and investigated the safety measures against the potential leakage risks of ammonia.
Incorporating the knowledge based on the investigation, “K” Line and Shin Kurushima Dockyard have developed a design for an ammonia-fuelled car carrier.
ClassNK has carried out the design review in line with the “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” and issued the AiP upon confirming that the design meets the requirements.
ClassNK published its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” in August 2021 to minimize the risks related to ammonia-fuelled ships for the ships, crew, and environment by stipulating requirements for installation, controls, and safety devices.
Ammonia is expected to be used as decarbonized fuel for ships since it does not emit CO2 when burned, however, taking adequate safety measures are impartial due to its characteristics of being toxic to humans and corrosive against materials
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