AiP awarded to Samsung Heavy Industries’ ammonia-fueled Neo-Panamax vessel

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An Approval in Principle (AiP) has been awarded to Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) design for its ammonia-fueled Neo-Panamax container vessel.

ABS presented the company with the AiP at the Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition, which confirms the design has been reviewed by ABS against requirements outlined in the classification society’s Guide for Ammonia Fueled Vessels.

“This ammonia-fueled vessel represents a significant step forward in the industry’s desire to realize the emissions reduction potential of ammonia as fuel, and we are proud to use our experience to support it,” explained Patrick Ryan, ABS senior vice president, Global Engineering and Technology. “Ammonia presents a specific set of safety and technology challenges, and ABS is committed to leading the industry in supporting its safe adoption at sea.”

Young-kyu Ahn, head of Samsung Heavy Industries shipbuilding sales engineering team, added, “Ammonia-fueled propulsion ships are one of the sustainable solutions that can realize the carbon-neutral goal of the shipbuilding industry. Samsung Heavy Industries will lead the technology by focusing on research and development capabilities.”

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