23 industry players have set up a “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel.
The 23 founding signatories of this Joint Study framework include ABS, Anglo American, ClassNK, DNV, Equinor, Fortescue Metals Group, Genco Shipping & Trading, Jera, K-Line, Man Energy Solutions, Mitsui E&S Machinery, Nihon Shipyard, Ns United, Pavilion Energy, Totalenergies , Trafigura, Ube Industries, Uniper Se, Uyeno Transtech, Vale, Vopak Terminal Singapore, Itochu Enex and Itochu.
In line with the agreed procedure, common issues including Safety assessment of NH3 fuel ship under guideline, safety assessment of NH3 bunkering, NH3 fuel specification, and NET CO2 emission at NH3 production, are going to be discussed in this Joint Study framework. The framework may ask some of NH3 producers, relevant international organisations, port authorities/regulators in potential bunkering countries to share their opinion, view, expertise and experience.
The purpose of this Joint Study is not limited to verify and sort out common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, but also the key element closely linked to the integrated project with the development of ammonia fuelled ship and the development of worldwide supply chain of ammonia by ITOCHU and other partners.