Pact for Joint Study of Ammonia Fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier
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Pact for Joint Study of Ammonia Fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier

On May 31st, NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co Ltd and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed an MOU with Yara International.Yara is a world leader in

On May 31st, NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co Ltd and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed an MOU with Yara International.Yara is a world leader in ammonia, with long experience and leading positions within global ammonia production, logistics and trade, to jointly study the practical application of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier AFAGC that uses ammonia as its main fuel.

Role of each company

Yara(Charterer)

  1. Formulation of operation requirements

  2. Evaluation of economic efficiency as a charterer

NYK Line(Shipowner)

  1. Formulation of operation methods

  2. Consideration of compliance with laws and regulations

  3. Evaluation of environmental friendliness of AFAGC introduction

  4. Assessment of the economics of being a shipowner

Nihon Shipyard (Shipbuilding company)

  1. R&D and design of AFAGC

  2. Estimation of CO2 emission reductions

ClassNK(Classification Society)

  1. Technical verification for safety

  2. Formulation of guidelines

  3. Future Outlook

Since carbon dioxide is not emitted when ammonia is burned, it is viewed to have promise as a next-generation fuel that could mitigate shipping’s impact on global warming. In addition, it is said that zero emissions can be realized by utilizing CO2-free hydrogen as a raw material for ammonia. In particular, the use of ammonia as a fuel for power generation is expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, and development is underway for ammonia co-firing power generation at coal-fired power stations.

This project is part of joint R&D for the practical application of the world's first AFAGC, which NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard, and ClassNK have been operating since August 2020.

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