MOL, MAN ES and MES-M sign ammonia main engine MoU
Japan-headed shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Germany-headed MAN Energy Solutions SE (MAN ES), and Mitsui E&S Machinery Ltd (MES-M) to target the signing of a purchase contract for an ammonia-fuelled main engine, which is currently under development by MAN ES.
Ammonia is seen as one of the top candidates as a next-generation clean fuel that does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2). MOL is addressing environmental issues in accordance with the “MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1”, and continually strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
As part of this effort to deploy net-zero emissions on ocean-going vessels within the 2020s, MOL aims to order an ammonia-fueled main engine, a pioneering engine of net-zero emission vessels aligned under this agreement.