Flexible NH3 Refueling System CF10_2
Project Duration: 04/2021–03/2023
With the support of the associated partners:
Aim of project:
In the sub-project “Flexible NH3 refueling system”, non-stationary options for supplying ships with ammonia as fuel are being developed. Based on data on the current supply of fossil fuels, the temporal and spatial demand for green ammonia is forecast. In a first phase of the ramp-up, moderate quantities are initially expected to be supplied to a limited number of ships. For this purpose, a mobile solution in the form of a container module for bunkering the ships, for example by truck, is being developed. Interfaces, safety concepts and processes are already to be defined here. As soon as there is a sufficiently large demand for ammonia on the part of the ship fleet, distribution with special bunker ships is advantageous. A corresponding ship design is being developed for this purpose. The bunker barge should achieve a high safety level in all operating conditions and be flexible in use. The lack of experience and regulations as well as the high safety requirements in handling hazardous materials lead to a high complexity and a highly iterative design process. The work is carried out in an interdisciplinary team of industrial partners and research institutes with complementary technical focuses.