Gas and Heat, the Italian company leader in the design and construction of cargo handling systems, and RINA, the Inspection, Certification and Engineering consultancy multinational, have signed an agreement for the development of a cargo and fuel gas system for an ammonia fueled bunker vessel. Within this agreement, Gas and Heat will develop the basic design of the system and RINA will carry out the compliance assessment of the design as part of the wider Approval in Principle process.
While shipping currently represents approximately 3% of the global GHG emissions, dynamic targets on carbon emissions reduction have been already set for the marine sector by IMO and European Union. Amongst the solutions under analysis, ammonia has great potential to play a very important role in the medium term. The ammonia combustion process has been extensively researched by the leading engine manufacturers and the delivery of ammonia fueled engines to shipbuilding is likely to happen within this year.
Giuseppe Zagaria, Marine Italy Technical Director at RINA, commented: “RINA and Gas and Heat are both driven by innovation and have a long history of cooperation on unique projects. The agreement represents a further step in this direction, allowing the integration of know-how and the delivery to the shipping industry of those technical insights and solutions that are much needed in this time of change. We do believe that a fleet of innovative bunker vessels, as part of the sea logistics, will boost the use of alternative fuels.”
“We are excited to announce the collaboration with RINA on this cargo and fuel system for a bunker vessel project. By applying our know-how in the cryogenic gas transportation, we could deliver turnkey systems for the ammonia bunkering market” says Claudio Evangelisti, CEO, Gas and Heat Italy.
RINA is dedicated to simplifying complexities, focusing on energy transition, ESG, and digitalization. With over 5,600 professionals globally, we evolved from the Italian Naval Registry in 2000, transitioning into a “business-to-society” force. Our expertise spans various markets, including Marine, Energy, Real Estate, Space, and Industry 4.0. Embracing diversity, our dynamic team collaborates to deliver innovative solutions, ensuring sustainable value for future generations.
Our Specializations and Purpose:
From our roots as a marine classification society, we’ve expanded, emphasizing sustainability in the Marine sector and supporting global Energy operators. Our tailored solutions span Transport & Infrastructure and Industry, while Certification services guarantee compliance. At RINA, decisions are guided by our purpose—to improve society’s well-being and build sustainable values. Our team, armed with expertise and knowledge, is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for ambitious projects, shaping a positive impact on society and a sustainable future.
About Gas and Heat
Gas and Heat S.p.A is strongly committed to serving the fast-growing market of replacing traditional fuels with LNG or other alternative and greener fuels in both marine, inland waterway, and land-based areas. Our core business focuses on the construction of plants and tanks on board of ships using cryogenic gas as cargo or as fuel. The production plant is located in Tuscany between the cities of Pisa and Livorno, along a navigable canal that connects the Port of Livorno to the Pisa Dock. The production area covers over 38,000 square meters of which about 9,000 square meters is covered and is equipped with 2 docks. Gas and heat design turnkey solutions.
All phases of the project, in accordance with national and INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND CODES (ASME, EN, IGC, IGF, etc), are under our complete responsibility and care. We execute and supervise the entire design process, from the feasibility study to the creation of the 3D model for structural verification through engineering simulation software, purchase of machinery, fabrication, installation, site surveillance and commissioning of our plants. Gas and Heat is committed to focus on the design and construction of innovative systems for the use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia or methanol.