Class society DNV has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for a fuel ready concept for a VLCC with dual fuel diesel/ammonia as a potential fuel combination after conversion from dual fuel diesel/LNG. The newly released ‘Gas Fuelled Ammonia’ notation has also been applied in the process.
“The global maritime industry is at a critical juncture in terms of being ready to respond with low-carbon ship design. Through DNV’s AiP for ammonia fuel ready design, SHI is making an effort for commercialisation of alternative fuel solutions for global shipowners considering newbuildings or converting ammonia-fuelled ships in the future,” said Ho-hyun Jeong, head of SHI’s engineering operations.
SHI is also in an advanced stage of developing an ammonia-fuelled aframax in partnership with Malaysian flagship line, MISC and engine maker MAN Energy Solutions.