Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, Inpex complete study for ammonia bunkering vessel
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will carry out further technical investigations with the cooperation of the maritime-related companies involved. [Image: MHI]By Shardul Sharma
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and Inpex recently completed a conceptual study for an ammonia bunkering vessel capable of supplying ammonia fuel to ships, MHI said on February 2.
This study involved joint investigations with Inpex in order to respond to increasing demands for ammonia-fuelled ships, MHI said.
“Based on the knowledge and technical tasks acquired in this study, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will carry out further technical investigations, and with the cooperation of the maritime-related companies involved and the like, will set its sights on the commercialisation of this vessel,” MHI said.
Since ammonia does not emit carbon dioxide when burned, it is expected to be utilised as a stable source of clean energy in the future, and is getting attention as a fuel that will greatly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry, MHI added.