A new partnership in Singapore comprising PaxOcean Engineering, Hong Lam Marine and Bureau Veritas intends to develop prototype ammonia bunker tanker designs.

The shipbuilder, shipowner and classification society said on Tuesday that they will pool their expertise to create designs for ammonia-fuelled and ammonia bunkering vessels that they claim will “foster innovation in smart and autonomous ship technologies, and support the use of green ammonia as a sustainable fuel to help decarbonise global shipping”.