The shipyard will continue to conduct technical studies with WinGD aimed at commercializing the system
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has completed the basic development of an ammonia fuel supply system for the X-DF-A engine, a high-capacity ammonia, low-speed two. stroke marine engine is currently being developed by WinGD, a Swiss designer and licensor of large marine engines. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will continue to conduct technical studies with WinGD with the aim of commercializing the system.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and WinGD concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June 2023 to carry out technical studies on the ammonia oil distribution system (Note), with the aim of contributing to achieving the new goal set by the International Maritime Organization ( IMO) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the marine industry by or around 2050. The technical studies carried out by the two companies led to the finalization of the basic design of the ammonia fuel supply system for engines manufactured by WinGD.
Because ammonia does not emit CO2 when burned, it has attracted attention as a fuel with the potential to contribute significantly to reducing GHG emissions in the marine sector, and is expected to be used in the future as a sustainable and clean energy source. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding continues to develop marine ammonia handling systems, such as fuel distribution systems and ammonia gas reduction systems for a range of ammonia fuel combustion systems, including the X-DF-A engine. In addition, by proposing ammonia-powered ships in conjunction with the design and engineering of inland plants that include multiple ammonia combustion systems, such as main engines, power generation engines and boilers, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will promote the decarbonization of the maritime industry. , identify. a carbon-free society, and contribute to reducing the impact of the environment on a global scale.