Green NortH2 Energy, Meriaura and Wärtsilä sign LOI to build ship running on green ammonias

September 21, 2022 |

In Finland, Green NortH2 Energy, Meriaura and Wärtsilä have signed Letter of Intent for building of a cargo vessel that runs on green ammonia. Green ammonia has a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions of shipping.

Green NortH2 Energy, Meriaura and Wärtsilä have signed Letter of Intent for building of a cargo vessel that runs on green ammonia. The vessel, equipped with Wärtsilä’s modular multifuel main engines, will be ordered and operated by Meriaura, and Green NortH2 Energy is responsible for supplying green ammonia fuel, which is produced with renewable electricity. The delivery of the vessel is targeted for 2024 and it is planned to start operating on green ammonia in 2026. 

Green ammonia has a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions of shipping because the energy needs of this industry cannot be met with battery technology. Compared to hydrogen, it can be stored and moved more easily, and its logistical network already exists. 

The vessel is designed to trade in heavy project cargo segment together with Meriaura’s existing open deck carriers. Besides ammonia, it can be powered by bio oil or MDO. Meriaura has a long history as a forerunner of renewable energy solutions for short sea shipping activities. 

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