First Korean Vessel To Supply Ammonia At Sea Developed By HD Hyundai

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HD Hyundai has developed a special marine supply vessel for ammonia for the first time in Korea. Ammonia is drawing much attention as an eco-friendly energy source.

Joint Development

D Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, two shipbuilding affiliates of HD Hyundai, jointly developed an floating, storage, re-gasification unit (FSRU) for ammonia with Korea National Oil Corporation and obtained its approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register of the United Kingdom on April 19. As explained, the ammonia-FSRU developed this time is a ship that stores liquefied ammonia transported from a production site and changes it back to gas (re-gasification) when necessary to supply it to customers.

Eco Friendly Fuel

Ammonia is an eco-friendly fuel that does not emit carbon dioxide during combustion. When mixed with coal, it can reduce carbon emissions while maintaining power generation. In Korea, 20 percent ammonia combined fired power generation is being promoted to achieve a national natural gas reduction goal. The nation will build distribution infrastructure for four million tons of ammonia by 2030.

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Source: Safety4sea