Three for ammonia bunkering
Ensuring the safety of ammonia bunkering operations remains an issue. DNV will now lead an ammonia bunkering safety study to be conducted by the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore.
The study aims to define a set of safety guidelines and operating envelopes that will establish the basis of a regulatory sandbox for ammonia bunkering trials at two local sites. To that end, DNV will team up with Singapore’s infrastructure developer Surbana Jurong and the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA).
DNV’s work scope will comprise ammonia demand forecasting, bunkering site recommendations, the development of conceptual designs of bunkering modes like truck to ship or ship to ship, Hazid/Hazop/QRA studies, as well as the drafting of technical and operational guidelines.
While ammonia is one the most promising fuels to decarbonise shipping, DNV research shows that a number of safety gaps hold the potential to disrupt the speed and success of the transition. (sh)