ARKANSAS, Dec 08 (Future Headlines)- Amogy, a US-based ammonia power solutions company, has reached a significant milestone by successfully completing the technology verification phase in collaboration with Lloyd’s Register, a prominent classification society based in the UK. This accomplishment marks a crucial step in certifying Amogy’s innovative ammonia-to-power system for maritime applications. The technology qualification plan devised by Amogy received approval from Lloyd’s Register, providing confidence in the suitability and safety of the core components for operating in defined maritime environments.
The technology verification phase is part of a broader technology qualification process that assesses the capability of a novel technology to operate safely in specific environments. In the case of Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system, the focus was on confirming the suitability of core components for maritime applications. The first phase, initiated in 2022, involved identifying and assessing the technology readiness level of core components and system interfaces.
Technology qualification involves a comprehensive assessment process designed to instill confidence in the safe and effective operation of a new technology. This process includes evaluating inherent risks, examining system integration, and verifying the integrity of the core technology against defined acceptance criteria.
The successful completion of the technology verification phase is deemed a critical milestone for Amogy. It not only instills confidence in the technology’s suitability for specific maritime environments but also signifies that the core technology has undergone independent scrutiny by Lloyd’s Register, a reputable maritime classification society. This scrutiny was focused on the technology’s readiness level, an essential aspect as Amogy progresses toward the commercialization of its ammonia-to-power system.
Seonghoon Woo, CEO of Amogy, expressed the significance of this achievement, stating, “The completion of this critical phase is very important for Amogy. It not only provides us with confidence in the suitability of the technology for defined maritime environments but also demonstrates that the core technology has been independently reviewed by a leading maritime classification society in relation to the technology’s readiness level.”
Winston D’Souza, Global Technical Authority for Offshore Renewables and Technology Qualification at Lloyd’s Register, commended Amogy’s commitment and perseverance, noting the evolution of the technology from its conceptual stage. He emphasized the dedication of Amogy’s team to producing clean energy for the maritime sector.
Following the successful completion of the technology verification phase, Amogy is set to embark on the second phase of technology validation in 2022. This ongoing collaboration with Lloyd’s Register is geared towards fulfilling the entire technology qualification process before proceeding to commercial deployment. The continued partnership with Lloyd’s Register reflects Amogy’s commitment to ensuring the safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance of its innovative ammonia-to-power system.
In a related development, Amogy has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Azane Fuel Solutions. The primary objective of this collaboration is to explore the technical and commercial feasibility of incorporating Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system on board a bunker vessel concept developed by Azane Fuel Solutions. This signifies Amogy’s proactive approach to exploring collaborative opportunities that can further advance the adoption of its technology in various maritime applications.
Amogy’s successful completion of the technology verification phase with Lloyd’s Register underscores the company’s commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for the maritime sector. The rigorous assessment process, backed by the expertise of Lloyd’s Register, not only validates the technology’s readiness for specific maritime environments but also contributes to building confidence among stakeholders.
As Amogy progresses through subsequent phases of technology validation and qualification, the collaboration with Lloyd’s Register becomes instrumental in ensuring that the ammonia-to-power system meets the highest safety and performance standards. This achievement represents a stepping stone towards the commercial deployment of a technology that holds the potential to play a transformative role in powering maritime applications with clean and efficient energy derived from ammonia.
Reporting by Alireza Sabet; Editing by Sarah White