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WinGD, Alfa Laval, ABS, and KSB to develop ammonia-fuelled MR Tanker

Swiss marine power company WinGD, Swedish marine technology leader Alfa Laval, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will collaborate with Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding (KSB) to develop an ammonia-fuelled medium-range (MR) tanker design.

This collaboration is formalized under a memorandum of understanding signed in April. The tanker design will incorporate WinGD's 6X52DF-A engine.

“After early orders for bulk carriers and ammonia carriers, it is encouraging to see that ammonia-fuelled tanker projects are picking up momentum. And even more encouraging that our X‑DF‑A engines are at the heart of many of these projects. Developing full vessel designs that shipowners can adopt easily will only accelerate the transition and we are pleased to be part of the collaboration with KSB in delivering this design,” commented Sebastian Hensel, vice president of R&D WinGD.

According to a statement, WinGD's role will involve working closely with KSB to establish fuel gas system specifications tailored to the vessel application and the selected engine. Alfa Laval will provide the detailed documentation necessary for the final design of the fuel gas system. ABS will review the design with the objective of granting an approval in principle.

“This MOU signifies a powerful step forward to make ammonia a viable marine fuel. Our proven expertise in handling diverse fuel types, especially methanol and LPG, will be instrumental in designing the new fuel supply system for ammonia. We believe that partnerships are key for the maritime industry to achieve the ambitious decarbonization targets and support the fuel transition. By working alongside WinGD, ABS and K Shipbuilding, we accelerate this transition and make it safer," stated head of Marine Separation & Fuel Supply Systems, Viktor Friberg, Alfa Laval.

Swiss marine power company WinGD, Swedish marine technology leader Alfa Laval, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will collaborate with Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding (KSB) to develop an ammonia-fuelled medium-range (MR) tanker design.

This collaboration is formalized under a memorandum of understanding signed in April. The tanker design will incorporate WinGD's 6X52DF-A engine.

In addition, WinGD's role will involve working closely with KSB to establish fuel gas system specifications tailored to the vessel application and the selected engine. Alfa Laval will provide the detailed documentation necessary for the final design of the fuel gas system. ABS will review the design with the objective of approving in principle.





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