Study finds 'low or mitigable' risks for testing ammonia bunkering in Singapore

27 Apr 2023

Article reported that a nine-month-long study by the DNV Maritime Advisory with the support of Surbana Jurong and the Singapore Maritime Academy found that the risks of assessing ammonia, which is a highly toxic fuel, to be “low or mitigable”. Using ammonia as marine fuel is a highly nascent technology and since Singapore is a major global bunkering hub, test-bedding is essential to the global adoption of ammonia. The study also identified about 400 risks across four configurations of fuel transfers likely needed to support ammonia bunkering in Singapore. In the news report by DNV, Captain Chatur Wahyu, Acting Director of Singapore Maritime Academy, said "SMA had recently successfully conducted the Advanced IGF course where the topic on ammonia handling was covered during the programme. SMA is committed to contributing in the efforts towards green shipping and using ammonia as a future source of clean energy for the maritime industry. We hope to upskill more maritime talents to meet the needs of the industry's changing landscape." Similar news reported in The Edge, TradeWinds, Argus MediaOffshore Energy, SeatradeShip & BunkerMarine LinkLloyd's ListSafety4Sea and DNV.

[The Business Times]