RINA announced that it has issued an Approval-in-Principle (AiP) for the design of a 21,000 (cbm) ammonia bunker tanker jointly developed by SeaTech Solutions and Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers Singapore.
he AiP for the ammonia bunker tanker was carried out in compliance with the process described in the “RINA Guide for Approval in Principle of Novel Technologies”, based on the technical criteria of the RINA Rules for the Classification of Ships (2023), IGF Code and IGC Code, as amended. The AiP Certificate was presented to SeaTech Solutions at Sea Asia Exhibition 2023 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
The AiP marks a significant milestone for the joint development project (JDP) that started in November 2021. Having achieved this critical step of the project, all parties are confident that they can support Singapore’s ambition to make ammonia bunkering a reality in the region.
Ammonia offers potential for the decarbonisation of the marine sector, and this AiP brings the practicality of its use as an alternative fuel a step closer. We are delighted to be able to support this innovation.
..Simone Manca, Marine Asia Senior Director at RINA, said.
Fratelli Cosulich is committed to playing a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry by facilitating the adoption of low-carbon or carbon-free alternatives fuels, such as green ammonia.
..said Guido Cardullo, Head of Business Development at Fratelli Cosulich.
Despite the challenges of designing an ammonia bunker vessel amidst evolving technology and regulations, we appreciate the invaluable operational insights shared by the Fratelli Cosulich team and the expert guidance provided by RINA Class. The AIP for the innovative and cost-effective design is a significant achievement in advancing the safety of ammonia bunkering in Singapore, marking a new milestone in the journey to Decarbonisation.
..said Prabjot Singh Chopra, VP (Technology) SeaTech Solutions.