Process of Alternative Design Approvals

Danish hybrid ferry

Scandlines Hybrid Ferry by PxHere, CC0

Zero Emission Shipping Project
Name: Process of Alternative Design Approvals (PADA)
Project Status: In Progress
Point of Contact: Mette Festersen Jensen (DMA)
Mira Bergem (Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping)
Pillar: Ships

This project focus on the Flag state approval of ship with an alternative design. Today, if ship owners want to build or retrofit a ship to use either Ammonia or Hydrogen for propulsion an alternative ship design is the way forward because the IMO regulation for ships using these fuels is not yet in place.

Project Objective:

Launched in May 2023, this project will facilitate a series of workshops with the aim to share experiences and insights on alternative vessel designs in the absence of prescriptive rules with the aim of supporting first movers. 10 flag states and 6 classifications societies are participating in the workshops. The majority of Zero-Emission Shipping Mission members are participating in the project.

Project Milestones:

  • The project on the Process of Alternative Design Approvals project will facilitate a series of structured workshops in 2023.
  • Engagement with Industry stakeholders such as ship owners, ship designers, shipyards etc.
  • Launch of the project insights report by the end of 2023.