MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions announced a collaboration to jointly launch a project (JDP) for an ammonia-fuelled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonized future.
Accordingly, ammonia is one of the many options one could choose to achieve decarbonization; Thus, the partners believe that launching an ammonia-fuelled tanker project is a way to explore the multiple decarbonisation.
In light of the project, Yee Yang Chien, President & Group CEO MISC Berhad stated that the project is a collaborative effort to boost the shipping industry and define the future, rather than being confrontational and fragmented, as collaboration is the key.
Yee Yang Chien stated
We need more shining examples of partnerships and collaborations in our industry and it is my hope that this will encourage our peers in the industry to also join hands with others to advance the zero-carbon agenda.
In addition, Joon Ou Nam, President & CEO of Samsung Heavy Industries commented that SHI is equally happy to collaborate with the ones mentioned, supporting the movement towards a zero-carbon future, adding that
We all know that the industry–wide movement is vital, and new zero-carbon fuel technologies, such as ammonia fuel, are to be brought on the table, in order to take action proactively on maritime GHG emissions in accordance with the IMO’s ambitious road map.
Another partner in the project, Nick Brown, Marine & Offshore Director, Lloyd’s Register noted that the IMO’s 2050 GHG ambitions require a collaborative effort.
These are exciting times as we commence the industry’s fourth Propulsion Revolution as during LR’s history we have supported the transition from wind to coal to oil and now look forward to safely decarbonising.
Concluding, Bjarne Foldager Jensen, Senior Vice President, Head of Two Stroke Business at MAN, concluded that low-speed diesel engines are the most efficient propulsion system for trans-oceanic shipping and already run on a sizable number of emission-friendly fuels.