Developing the world’s first Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Barge
NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard, ClassNK, and IHI Corporation have signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). NYK Line and ClassNK signed a joint agreement for FSRB development in 2020, and the new announcement brings in IHI to design and provide equipment systems for the ammonia regasification process.
An A-FSRB is an offshore floating facility that can receive and store ammonia that has been transported via ship as a liquid, warm and regasify ammonia according to demand, and then send it to a pipeline onshore. An A-FSRB offers the advantages of shorter construction time and lower costs in comparison to construction of onshore storage tanks and regasification plants. In fact, the A-FSRB is expected to speed up the adoption of ammonia fuel and contribute to its wider use as a lower-environmental-impact next-generation fuel.A-FSRB details, from NYK Line’s official press release, 22 Aug 2022
Azane receives AiP for ammonia bunkering terminals
DNV has granted Approval in Principle to Azane Fuel Solutions for their flexible ammonia bunkering terminal design. Thanks to the AiP, Azane and partners Yara will begin a process with the DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection) to establish several bunkering locations in Norway and Scandinavia, as part of their rollout of an ammonia bunkering network.
Safe and efficient bunkering infrastructure is necessary to decarbonise the shipping industry with clean ammonia fuel. We are pleased to note that our partners in Azane Fuel Solutions have now received the approval-in-principle for ammonia bunkering terminals,moving one step closer to construction start.Yara Clean Ammonia President Magnus Ankarstrand in ECONNECT Energy’s official press release, 23 Aug 2022
Amogy and Amon to collaborate
US-based Amogy and Amon Maritime will collaborate to jointly develop ammonia-powered shipping solutions. Amon Maritime is already involved with Viridis Bulk Carriers, Azane Fuel Solutions and a new, ammonia-centric ship management entity, and will now assess if and where Amogy’s ammonia-powered technology platform could be utilised in future plans. In June Amogy demonstrated an ammonia-powered tractor at its New York testing facility, and has indicated a shipping vessel is its next R&D focus.