Perth, Australia 15th June 2021: Oceania Marine Energy (“Oceania”), an Australian company focused on connecting natural resources and energy production to shipping industry, and Kanfer Shipping AS (“Kanfer”), the Norway-based shipping company focusing on small-scale LNG sea transportation and LNG bunkering have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to bring the world’s first ammonia-ready LNG bunkering vessel to Australia.
Oceania and Kanfer aim to build a long-term zero emission sustainable shipping industry in Australia using LNG as the transition fuel and move towards green ammonia and methanol as the targeted fuel for bunkering vessels operating in the Northwest and Eastern ports of Australia.
Oceania is progressing its LNG bunker license applications with key port authorities and is engaging in preliminary talks with Australian natural gas and green ammonia. Oceania are collaborating with energy, shipping and industry partners to realise this opportunity.
Kanfer has an exclusive design license with CGR Arctic Marine AS, focused on enabling liquid gas transportation with the lowest possible environmental footprint and achieving zero emission marine transportation. This transition to zero emission has already started, as the vessel design utilises LNG as a fuel combined with hybrid and peak energy saving technologies from Kongsberg Maritime. With future modification, the Rolls-Royce Bergen gas engines can be converted to operate on ammonia. The vessel is designed for simplicity and can be adapted to load LNG, methanol or ammonia.
Kongsberg Maritime, with its partner Rolls-Royce Bergen Engines AS, strongly believes that LNG will play a crucial role as the world transitions to carbon neutral and zero emission shipping.