Lloyd’s Register approves HD HMD & KSOE design for feeder ships powered by Amogy’s ammonia-to-power technology

Feeder ship will be equipped with HD KSOE’s Electric Propulsion solution and Amogy’s ammonia-cracking technology for electric fuel-cell propulsion.

Athens, Greece – June 4, 2024 – Announced today at Posidonia 2024, Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HD HMD) and Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for its fuel-cell powered feeder ship design, equipped with Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system designed to “crack” ammonia into hydrogen on board to be sent into a fuel cell.

The feeder ship design was the result of a joint development project (JDP) between LR, HD HMD, HD KSOE and Amogy with the aim of designing and assessing the vessel’s feasibility along with the suitability of fuel cell electric propulsion using Amogy’s ammonia-cracking technology as well as HD KSOE’s Electric Propulsion solution. The vessel design incorporates Amogy’s system for both main and auxiliary propulsion, resulting in a power output of 8000 kW.

LR’s role in the JDP was to review the ship design concept and the applied ammonia-powered system, and to provide a risk assessment according to LR’s standard Risk Based Certification (RBC-1) process.

Sung-Gu Park, President – North East Asia, Lloyd’s Register said: “The project for this feeder container design is another important step in transitioning the feeder fleet to low and zero-carbon fuels. By building a more innovative design that uses novel technology such as Amogy’s ammonia-to-hydrogen solution, the industry can begin to achieve its targets to reduce GHG emissions in line with IMO-mandated goals for 2030 and 2050.”

Jongkuk, Park, COO of HD KSOE EP Division said: “It is really an honor for us to take an important role in this JDP project. We were in charge of the basic design of electric propulsion package, based on Amogy’s technology and ESS (Energy Storage System) as multiple power sources for this vessel, and we will keep striving to provide the most optimized propulsion solution to move forward to zero-carbon fueled vessels.”

Seonghoon Woo, CEO at Amogy said: “Collaboration is pivotal in advancing and deploying our ammonia-powered solution. Securing this Approval in Principle from Lloyd’s Register marks an important milestone in our partnership with HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Korea Shipbuilding, and Offshore Engineering. This feeder container design, powered by Amogy’s technology, demonstrates our dedication to innovation and to accelerating the maritime industry’s clean energy transition.”

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About Amogy

Amogy provides carbon-free energy solutions to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as maritime, power generation, and heavy industry. Proven in real-world applications, its patented ammonia cracking technology is mature, scalable and a highly efficient method for splitting liquid ammonia, generating electrical power in combination with hydrogen fuel cells.

Amogy is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with additional locations including Houston, Texas, Norway, and Singapore. Amogy is backed by investors including Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Temasek, SK Innovation, Aramco Ventures, Mitsubishi Corporation and AP Ventures. For more information, follow Amogy on LinkedInXInstagramThreadsFacebook, and YouTube, or visit www.amogy.co.