Methanol – Page 5

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    Seafarer training undergoing its own new fuels transition


    Methanol is making its way into IGF Code training programs, but there’s a broader evolution underway for STCW training.

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    LR awards AiP for space-efficient methanol storage solution


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded a new, space-efficient retrofit methanol storage solution from SRC Group Approval in Principle (AiP). The solution limits the space penalties associated with retrofitting existing vessels’ fuel tanks for operation on methanol by avoiding the requirement for cofferdams.

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    LR JDP with NACKS yields efficient MeOH-ready bulker design


    A Joint Development Project established between Lloyd’s Register (LR), Cargill International, Minerva Dry Inc. and Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co Ltd (NACKS) in 2022 has culminated in a highly efficient methanol-ready bulk carrier design.

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    MES announces first domestic G80ME-LGIM order from Japanese shipyard


    MITSUI E&S Co., Ltd. (MES) has announced that it will supply a methanol-fuelled Mitsui-MAN B&W 80-bore engine to a series of vessels on order at Japanese shipyard Tsuneishi. The order represents the first domestic reference for a Mitsui-MAN B&W G80ME-LGIM engine from a Japanese-owned shipyard.

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    MacGregor kits out methanol PCTCs


    MacGregor has been chosen to deliver RoRo equipment for two of the world’s first methanol-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC)

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    CMA CGM places order for MeOH-fuelled series of 9,200 teu boxships


    Container major CMA CGM has expanded its orderbook of containerships capable of operating on methanol, after it placed an order with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company Limited (SWS) and China Shipbuilding Trading Company Limited (CSTC) for a series of dual-fuel methanol-burning containerships.

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    First reference for MAN MeOH-fuelled gensets on PCTC series


    In a first for MAN Energy Solutions, its dual-fuel MAN 21/31 DF-M gensets have been specified for two pure car and truck carriers for Chinese ship owner China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES). The methanol-fuelled vessels will also feature MAN B&W ME-LGIM prime movers.


    COSCO Shipping in first Chinese green MeOH supply chain MoU


    Container liner giant COSCO Shipping has announced that it is participating in a Chinese project to develop a green methanol supply chain on 21 September.

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    HiMSEN wins first H32DF-LM order from Japanese shipyard


    Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has announced it will supply a methanol-fuelled HiMSEN engine package to a series of vessels on order at Tsuneishi’s Zhoushan shipyard. The order represents the first reference for HiMSEN’s H32DF-LM engines from a Japanese-owned shipyard. 

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    Kambara Kisen orders MeOH-fuelled bulker for MOL charter


    Japanese shipowner Kambara Kisen has entered into a shipbuilding contract for the construction of a 65,700-dwt methanol dual-fuel dry bulk carrier newbuilding with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

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    Newport teams up with ZEME on emissions reduction technology


    Newport will be able to offer ZEME’s scrubbers following a new LOI agreement

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    WinGD to add more bore sizes to X-DF-M platform


    WinGD plans to extend the choice of methanol dual-fuel engines available to shipowners, completing the range of bore sizes ranging from 520mm up 920mm by the end of 2027, the engine designer announced during a webinar on 19 September. 

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    Maersk and CMA CGM to work together on alt fuels


    Two of the largest names in the container liner sector, A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S (Maersk) and CMA CGM, have announced plans to join forces on several areas relating to decarbonisation. The collaboration, which will be “in full compliance with all laws and regulations”, will focus on the development of the use of alternative greener fuels for container vessel propulsion.

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    OCI Global to expand green NH3 and MeOH production


    OCI Global, a producer and distributor of hydrogen-based products, has announced plans to develop its first green ammonia production capacity in the US and to expand green methanol value chains at its plants in Texas.

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    Naming ceremony for MeOH-fuelled Laura Maersk in Copenhagen


    A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) held a formal naming ceremong for its first vessel that will operate on green methanol. The newbuild methanol-fuelled 2,100teu container feeder, Laura Maersk, was named in a ceremony hosted in the Port of Copenhagen on 15 September. 

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    Maersk invests in green methanol production company


    Container line operator Maersk announced that it was investing in a green methanol production start-up on 14 September.

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    Propulsion package for first MeOH-fuelled hybrid RoRo vessels


    Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply an integrated hybrid propulsion system for two new hybrid RoRo vessels, including the engines, a methanol fuel supply system, a hybrid electric system, as well as bow thrusters and an onshore power system for two new methanol-fuelled hybrid RoRo vessels.

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    First full-electric SOV project announced in London


    An international consortium including Shell, Kongsberg and DNV announced it will work together to build the world’s first electric offshore Service Operation Vessel (eSOV) on 11 September 2023. The consortium also includes UK-based shipping firm Bibby Marine, the Port of Aberdeen and Liverpool John Moores University.

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    LR decarbonisation report see divergent H2-based fuels and biofuels paths


    Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub’s has launched a new The Future of Maritime Fuels report in which it examines a wide range of fuel mix projections. The analysis suggests that e-ammonia could emerge as the most highly adopted maritime fuel amongst hydrogen-based fuels, while liquefied bio-methane will dominate amongst biofuels.

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    Equinor to bridge green methanol gap for Maersk


    Equinor has signed an agreement with A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) to supply green methanol to Maersk’s new dual-fuel methanol feeder vessel once it enters service in September 2023, until the start up of green methanol production at Maersk’s long-term methanol supplier in Denmark.