South Korean ammonia-fuelled ship designs awarded AiP

Two ammonia-fuelled ship designs, developed to transport and bunker green ammonia, have been awarded Approvals in Principle (AiP) by the Korean Register (KR).

The designs of a 60,000m3 ammonia tanker and a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunker tanker have been developed by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD).

The classification society’s Kim Daehon, executive vice president of the R&D division, commented: “This AiP is extremely significant considering the industry’s focus on developing and utilising eco-friendly fuels such as green ammonia to achieve decarbonisation. We have prepared a solid technical base for ammonia-fuelled ships with this certification, and are getting closer to the goal to commercialise them in 2024.”

KR is already involved in several ammonia-related technology developments, including the presentation of AiP for ammonia bunkering vessels developed by ship operator, Navig8, and engineering design firm KmsEmec, the development of classification guidance for ammonia-fuelled ships, and participation in the Green Ammonia Marine Transport and Bunkering Consortium.


Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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