Here we see another bet on ammonia power. One partner is the Swiss firm WinGD, which has a long history of providing power for merchant shipping. Their website gives no indication that they have a hydrogen or ammonia-powered engine yet. But they do offer dual-fuel engines that will utilize gas for fuel. Perhaps they are not so far away.
Another development partner, CMB.TECH, a clean technology private firm based in Antwerp, already has some design expertise for ammonia engines. A look at their site shows some hydrogen-powered vessels operating, and some ammonia-powered vessels on order. They also have some hydrogen-powered fixed engines and other machines such as an excavator that they say can be ordered today.
Handling of hydrogen or ammonia on board and at ports is a major concern with this technology. Watch for the designs to see how difficult this will be.
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