MAN Energy Expects to See Ammonia-Powered Ship Design by 2024

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Tuesday January 14, 2020

The shipping industry can expect to see ammonia-powered vessel designs as early as 2024, according to technology company MAN Energy Solutions.

MAN is working with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. on the design for an ammonia-fuelled container ship with cargo capacity of 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). 

That project may be completed as soon as 2024, according to Brian Østergaard Sørensen, head of two-stroke research at MAN. 

Ammonia is one of the alternative marine fuels being suggested as the shipping industry seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and move on from fossil fuel-based bunkers.