MHI and project for safe use of ammonia as shipping fuel

  • Lloyd’s Register Group and The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Mølbler Center for Zero Carbon Shipping joins forces in a new project expected to run throughout 2021
  • Ammonia’s safety and risks to be assessed, in pursuit of zero-carbon value chain in maritime industry


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is set to participate in this project to develop guidelines for the safe usage of ammonia as a shipping fuel.

The project is led by The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a research institute created to promote decarbonization of the maritime shipping industry

MHI will participate as a founding partner of the Center, mainly through two Group companies: Mitsubishi Shipbuildi Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. Project collaboration will also include Lloyd’s Register Group Limited (LR), the British ship classification society. The ultimate aim being to decarbonize the maritime shipping industry through safe usage of ammonia as a shipping fuel.

Read more: New project of ammonia as a fuel for the shipping industry

Although green ammonia results in zero carbon emissions, it is highly toxic. In order to introduce green ammonia as a safe and sustainable marine fuel, it is therefore vital to draw up safety guidelines for its usage, including implementation of specific assessments of its safety for humans, ship assets and the environment.

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.