The Saverys family’s CMB.Tech venture has signed a deal with WinGD to develop the first zero-carbon ammonia engines for large bulkers.

The Belgian clean shipping company called the agreement with the Swiss engine manufacturer a “ground-breaking collaboration”.

The idea is to install the dual-fuel, two-stroke X72DF systems on parent shipowner CMB’s fleet of 10 210,000-dwt newcastlemaxes on order at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry in China for delivery in 2025 and 2026