The First Vessel Fitted With MAN Energy Solutions

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Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), based in Singapore, declared its intention to order an ammonia dual-fuel gas carrier on June 6 during Posidonia, says an article published in Safety4sea.

Dual-fuel ammonia engine

The vessel will be built at HHI, registered under the Singapore flag, classed by ABS, and will be the first vessel to be equipped with a MAN Energy Solutions G60 two-stroke dual-fuel ammonia engine, according to a memorandum of understanding.

The company’s announcement demonstrates that it supports adding ammonia to its fuel mix, recognising that developing diverse emission-reducing alternative marine fuels, such as ammonia, is necessary to pave the road for widespread use. 

The Memorandum of Understanding also shows that accelerating decarbonisation initiatives requires a commitment from a diverse group of like-minded partners.

Logical step 

“The use of ammonia as a marine fuel is the next logical step for EPS and the industry. I am pleased that EPS, MPA, HHI, and ABS have come together on what will certainly be a pivotal moment in our energy transition.”

MPA Chief Executive Quah Ley Hoon added that MPA is excited to be part of the EPS-led joint project to develop EPS’ first ocean-going ammonia dual-fuel gas tanker.

Signifies important milestone

“EPS’ decision to register their new ammonia fuelled gas carriers under the Singapore flag signifies an important milestone in our journey towards green shipping. We look forward to working closely with EPS and partners to move decisively on maritime decarbonisation.” Ms Hoon commented.

The MoU states the dual fuel ammonia tanker could be either midsize gas carrier(s), large gas carrier(s), or very large gas carrier(s) and could be delivered as early as 2025.

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Source: Safety4sea

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