NYK Bulk & Project Carriers (NBP), Oshima Shipbuilding, and Sumitomo have signed a MoU to study, design, and construct the world’s first ammonia dual fuel handymax bulk carrier that will reduce CO2 emissions to zero.
s informed, this would be the first of a fleet of 10 to 15 vessels dedicated to the transport of copper products that NBP would operate from Chile to the Far East. CODELCO and NBP desire that the vessel will be developed and built by OSHIMA, which is willing to study this project together with CODELCO and NBP.
After about a year of deliberations, NBP and CODELCO have concluded a memorandum of understanding with Oshima Shipbuilding for the research, design, and construction of a Handymax bulk carrier equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can use ammonia as fuel in addition to heavy oil. This is a concrete first step towards a decarbonized society for CODELCO and NBP.
..said Masashi Suda, President, NBP.