Norway’s Amon Maritime has set up a new company to order ammonia-fuelled gas carriers backed by a state grant.

Amon Gas will build two low-carbon midsize gas carriers (MGCs) using a NOK 180m ($17m) award from energy transition agency Enova.

Amon Maritime chief executive Andre Risholm said: “This is a significant milestone towards realising carbon-free transportation systems within the gas carrier segment.