Concept Design for Ammonia-Fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel
Enabling the transition to the future marine fuel
We have created in cooperation with NYK Line and MTI a concept design for a LNG-powered vessel that can be easily converted to use ammonia. It is the next bridge solution on our way to carbon free shipping.
The concept for an Ammonia-Fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel (ARLFV) allows the vessel to be converted to ammonia-powered at a minimum cost once green ammonia is available and the engines under development are ready for use.
The future ship concept covers the specifications of the ship from an operational aspect, such as
- load capacity
- voyage distance
- ship speed
- fuel capacity
The concept solves the challenges of ammonia use, such as the material and placement of fuel tanks and the durability and stability of the hull. The safety rules being developed for ships using ammonia have also been taken into account.
So far, we have designed concepts for an ammonia-ready car carrier, a post-Panamax bulker, a new capesize bulk carrier and a very large crude oil tanker (VLCC). In the next phase of the project, the we will work with shipyards and marine equipment manufacturers on the actual design of the ARLFV based on the concept design.
Concept video of ARLFV — Capsize bulk carrier
Concept video of ARLFV — VLCC
Concept design for an ARLFV of Post-Panamax bulker
Concept design for an ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fueled vessel of PCC