South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has obtained approval in precept from UK class society Lloyd’s Register for its 23,000 teu ammonia-fuelled containership design, with the yard planning to begin promoting the groundbreaking new vessel by 2025.
DSME has been engaged on the undertaking with engine maker MAN Vitality Options.
An early contender to order the brand new ship kind could possibly be Maersk, the world’s largest containerline. Final 12 months, Maersk recognized three fuels to concentrate on its decarbonisation technique, specifically alcohol, biogas and ammonia.
Different Korean yards are additionally creating their very own ammonia-powered vessels, with Lloyd’s Register approving designs for an MR tanker at Hyundai Mipo and an aframax tanker at Samsung Heavy Industries, the latter of which has been created in affiliation with MISC, Malaysia’s largest shipowner.
In December final 12 months Lloyd’s Register granted approval in precept to Dalian Shipbuilding Trade Co (DSIC) in China for one other ammonia-fuelled 23,000 teu idea design.