ABS and Berge Bulk in methanol conversion project

Berge Bulk

Source: ABS

Classification society ABS is participating in a study project with Berge Bulk to examine the possibility of converting the main engine of a bulk carrier to a methanol-fuelled dual-fuel engine.

The joint development project (JDP) was signed by ABS and Berge Bulk in Singapore on 24 April by Berge Bulk CEO James Marshall and ABS Vice President of Global Sustainability Panos Koutsourakis. 

The project relates to the conversion of the main engines of the 300m-long 210,000 dwt bulk carrier BERGE MAUNA KEA to be capable of operating on methanol as a fuel. The vessel is currently under construction at the Nihon Shipyard in Japan and delivery is expected in mid-2024. 

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