ABS & LR Award New Ammonia Vessel Design Approval In Principle


  • ABS and Lloyd’s Register award new ammonia vessel design approval in principle.
  • The 2 new men have awarded a new ship design of an ammonia-fueled 3,500 TEU container vessel Approval in Principle (AiP).

The two classification societies ABS and Lloyd’s Register have awarded approval in principle (AiP) for a new ammonia-fueled 3,500 teu containership design, reports Zero Carbon Shipping.

The new design has been developed by A. P. Moller-Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Deltamarin, Eltronic FuelTech, ABS, and LR – led by the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

The design outlines a commercially viable and safe ammonia-fueled 3,500 teu container feeder. The vessel will be 212 m long, 35 m wide with main engine power at 18.5MW.

The ammonia tank capacity of 4,000 cu m was selected for a full roundtrip of relevant trades for this vessel. A. P. Moller-Maersk was tasked with the ship design part while MAN Energy Solutions provided the expertise for engine manufacturing as the vessel is supposed to feature the first commercially available ammonia engine. The detailed concept design was created by Deltamarin and Eltronic FuelTech will supply the detailed fuel system.

This project is an important step on the road to the wider adoption of ammonia as a marine fuel by the industry. ABS is committed to utilizing our highly specialized technical knowledge and research capabilities to explore viable, safe solutions for our clients’ decarbonization challenges,” said John McDonald, ABS President and COO.

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Source: Zero Carbon Shipping