Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), South Korea’s number one shipbuilder, has given the world a glimpse of what an ammonia-fuelled ammonia carrier will look like.
The shipbuilder has just won approval in principle (AiP) for its design from France’s Bureau Veritas – the ship baring many similarities to today’s very large gas carriers (VLGCs).
The vessel will be 227 m long, 36.6 m wide, and 23.6 m deep – similar dimensions to that of the HHI 91K VLGC design. It will be equipped with four prismatic-type cargo tanks with a total capacity of 91,000 cu m.
The ship bares many similarities to today’s VLGCs
“This design was optimised for the safe and efficient carriage of ammonia as a single cargo, thereby maximising competitiveness for shipowners, both in terms of CAPEX and OPEX,” stated a release from Bureau Veritas.
Ammonia is one of the main alternative fuel options currently considered by shipping for net zero operations.