ABS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) are collaborating on a study of the potential of ammonia for Singapore, exploring supply, bunkering, and safety challenges with the marine fuel.
Titled Ammonia as a Marine Fuel in Singapore – Supply Chain, Bunker Safety, and Potential Issues, the joint study examines safety protocols and potential gaps in the supply chain of ammonia as a marine fuel, specifically bunkering for marine vessels.
ExxonMobil, Hoegh LNG, MAN Energy Solutions Singapore, Jurong Port, PSA Singapore and ITOCHU Group with their partners, are also contributing technical information about marine fuel handling, vessel to vessel transfer and bunkering in the Port of Singapore.
Ammonia is a fuel with significant potential for marine applications and ABS is leading the way in understanding challenges in the safe design and operation of ammonia-fueled vessels. It is also clear that Singapore has the potential to play a critical role as a strategic downstream location to receive, store, consume or bunker ammonia
noted Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Director of Sustainability Strategy.
In addition, Professor Jasmine Lam Siu Lee, Director, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence, NTU Singapore said that this joint study is aligned with NTU Singapore’s Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence’s focus on alternative fuel research for the maritime industry, and ammonia is a key potential marine fuel.
In the same wavelength, Gary W. Smith, ASTI President and CEO, mentioned that ammonia will play an important role in helping decarbonize the maritime industry.