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Mol Launches Ammonia-Powered Carrier Project

MITSUI O.S.K. Lines has announced the launch of a joint project with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding to build an ammonia-powered liquefied gas carrier.

The vessel has initially been envisioned as a mid-size ammonia/LPG carrier equipped with a main engine that will run primarily on ammonia. MOL said the ship would be designed to achieve net zero carbon emissions while underway by using a portion of its ammonia cargo as fuel.

“This ship type is in the mainstream of ammonia carriers used for international maritime ammonia transportation,” MOL said in a statement. “Therefore, the vessel is able to call at major ammonia and LPG shipping and receiving ports around the world, meaning it can be used on a broad range of routes.”

The three companies are reportedly moving toward the joint development and design of the ship and plan to deliver and introduce the vessel around 2026.

Ammonia-powered liquefied gas carrier

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