NCL Sets Course for Sustainable Sailing with Amogy to Power Zero-Carbon Shipping

Stord, Norway – May 1, 2024 – NCL, a prominent Norwegian shipping company, has solidified its commitment to green shipping by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amogy, a provider of mature, scalable, and efficient ammonia-to-power solutions. The companies intend to embark on a pilot project to pioneer zero-carbon sailing, using the Amogy ammonia-to-electrical power system in a 300 TEU container ship. The technology will be installed on a new build vessel to be delivered early in 2026.

Amogy’s cutting-edge technology will be deployed on the vessel, featuring four x 200 kW modules, providing 800 kW of clean energy capacity. The 200 kW powerpacks will be deployed in two 20ft containers, each containing 400 kW of electrical power in addition to ventilation and state of the art safety systems. This integrated solution will enable the vessel to operate with zero carbon emissions, marking a significant milestone in the industry’s journey to net zero.

“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with NCL,” says Christian W. Berg, Managing Director of Amogy Norway. “Together, we intend to demonstrate the viability of ammonia-based power systems for achieving zero-emissions logistics, particularly along the west coast of Norway. This collaboration not only underscores NCL’s leadership in embracing alternative maritime fuels but also highlights the efficacy of short-sea shipping as a sustainable alternative to traditional road-based transportation.”

“NCL has always strived to develop sustainable and cost-efficient solutions for our customers. The Amogy ammonia-powered system meets these criteria in our latest project for very small container feeders”, says Bente Hetland, CEO of NCL. “This unique partnership with Amogy will allow us to demonstrate it is possible to provide world-class service and cut emissions at the same time.”

The Amogy system generates power by cracking ammonia (NH3) into nitrogen and hydrogen. This gas is fed into a fuel cell, which creates clean electricity to power the ship. Unlike traditional combustion engines, the technology produces zero carbon emissions at the point of use, marking a significant breakthrough in sustainable maritime propulsion.

This partnership exemplifies a shared commitment to fostering sustainable energy solutions and underscores the importance of public funding to reach the goal of zero-emission maritime transport.

About NCL:

Founded in 1994, North Sea Container Line is the leading container operator between continental ports and the west and north coasts of Norway. The container line is the largest operator in the Norwegian sailing area with 150,000 TEUs and a revenue of 85M Euros in 2022. NCL’s main shareholder is Elkem ASA.

In NCL’s quest for a more sustainable future two 1,300 TEUs methanol-fueled containerships have been ordered for delivery in 2024 and one 1,400 TEU ammonia fueled containership for delivery in 2026.

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 at five times the energy density of lithium batteries.

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