ENGIMMONIA Project Update
Over a year ago, C-Job announced our participation 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. Since our last update, 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 where the best place to install the equipment would be. In addition to the onboard investigation, we also 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 also 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&ID’s 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, a piece of equipment 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, we worked closely with the other members of the consortium to create a detailed engineering and production plan. At the end of 2022, a general assembly was held in Denmark so that the entire consortium could get together and discuss the next steps, present any updates, work together, and discuss the projects face to face.
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. The meetup in Denmark was a good moment for C-Job to present this to all members of the consortium so they could have a deeper understanding of our activities and plans. We made sure that every party was aligned with the ultimate end goal of the project. As C-Job has the ability to understand all parties demands and requirements we acted as a helping hand between all parties.
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.