Daewoo receives approval for its 23,000 TEU ammonia-fuelled ship design
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received approval from the UK class company Lloyd's Register for its 23,000 TEU ammonia-fuelled container ship design, with the yard preparing to begin selling the innovative new ship by 2025.
DSME has been working with engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions on the project.
An early candidate to order the latest type of ship could be Maersk, the largest container line in the world. Maersk established three fuels last year, namely alcohol, biogas, and ammonia, to concentrate on its decarbonisation plan.
Other Korean yards are also designing their own ammonia-powered vessels, with Lloyd's Register approving designs for Hyundai Mipo's MR tanker and Samsung Heavy Industries' aframax tanker, the latter of which was produced in association with the largest shipowner in Malaysia, MISC.
Lloyd's Register granted approval in principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) in China in December last year for another ammonia-fuelled 23,000 TEU model design.
Maritime Business World