May 9, 2023 | Marine fuel & lubricant news

Netherlands-based naval architects C-Job has been participating in the Engimmonia project, a consortium which is focused on the use of energy saving technologies and integrating the use of ammonia as a marine fuel, and the company says significant steps have been made towards the end goal of the project.

C-Job’s main role in the project is to define the impact of ammonia as a fuel on cargo vessels in combination with the use of various energy saving technologies. Currently C-Job is active with the integration of special energy saving equipment onto selected vessels which will allow the shipowners to measure the energy reductions that have been made.

At the start of the project, C-Job investigated the vessel to get a deeper understanding of what would be needed and the best place to install the equipment. In addition to the onboard investigation, the company received 3D scans of the vessel. Based on the 3D scans, a 3D model was created to find suitable locations for the equipment and piping routing and connections. This 3D model helps give a clear understanding of not only where the equipment could be placed, but how it could be connected.

Once the 3D model was complete, it allowed for integration of the equipment to begin, a step which is currently still in progress. C-Job needed to deliver a 3D model for owner use with the following elements: clear P&IDs with all equipment, piping and fittings, ISO-metric drawings for piping manufacturing, and foundation drawings for prefabrication of the base frames for the equipment to be installed. The first step of the equipment installation process was the integration of the Orcan unit, which generates electricity out of waste heat, followed by the installation of a Fahrenheit absorption chiller which generates cold air out of waste heat.

To streamline the entire process of the project, the members of the consortium worked closely to create a detailed engineering and production plan. Due to their own roles in the project, it was essential for the project that all of the consortium members understood the use and placement of the equipment that would be going into the vessel. C-Job presented this to all members of the consortium so they could have a deeper understanding of our activities and plans, making sure that every party was aligned with the ultimate end goal of the project.

Currently, the Orcan unit has been installed during the dry docking of the selected vessel in China. Further connecting of all elements and systems is currently ongoing by the operators.

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