SOFEC Awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for an Ammonia Transfer System using its CALM and Tower Mooring Technologies

Tokyo, Apr. 20, 2023

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MODEC, Inc. ("MODEC") is pleased to announce that SOFEC Inc. (“SOFEC”), a MODEC Group company, has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for the newly developed Ammonia Transfer System using two mooring technologies 1) CALM Buoy and 2) Tower Mooring solutions.
Both CALM Buoy and Tower Mooring solutions are part of SOFEC’s proven product lines. The ability to further extend this mooring technology to support Energy Transition projects is an exciting next phase for SOFEC.

Refrigerated liquids such as ammonia and other e-fuels are increasingly becoming more important than ever due to their potential as one of the most economically sustainable low emission fuels. SOFEC’s business objectives are tailored to focus on supporting the core industry principles of safe and sustainable offshore solutions. While the industry is striving towards blue and green ammonia production and storage, this new development is aimed to alleviate the challenge of transporting liquid ammonia from an onshore terminal to a remote offshore tanker and vice versa. Hence, this ammonia transfer system development is a significant contribution by SOFEC to continue developing an environmentally safe and sustainable energy industry.