Illustration of the ammonia bunkering vessel (Source: Bureau Veritas)

Ammonia bunkering venture takes shape in Singapore

Bureau Veritas, Singapore shipbuilder PaxOcean Engineering Ptd, and bunker supplier, Hong Lam Marine, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the design of an ammonia bunkering vessel.

PaxOcean will focus on developing designs for ammonia-fuelled and ammonia bunkering vessels. Hong Lam Marine will provide operational input including feedback on the suitability of designs for commercial operation. And BV will verify compliance with most recent rules on the handling, carriage, and use of ammonia as fuel.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore welcomed the initiative. Chief executive Quah Ley Hoon, said: “I congratulate the collaboration between Bureau Veritas, PaxOcean Engineering and Hong Lam Marine to study the design of bunkering vessels with alternate future fuels such as ammonia. As a major bunkering hub, this forward-looking collaboration aligns with our maritime decarbonisation efforts to be ready for a multi-fuel bunkering transition to support the future of international shipping.”

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