Methanol – Page 7

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    SHI lands 16 x MeOH-fuelled 16,000 teu order from Evergreen


    Evergreen Shipping’s subsidiary Evergreen Marine (Asia) has placed an order with Samsung Heavy Industries for 16 x 16,000 teu container vessel newbuildings, and a separate order for 8 x 16,000 teu with Japan’s Nihon Shipyard, according to an announcement at its shareholder meeting on 11 July. The vessels will be equipped with dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol.

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    Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan ink 15+45 MeOH retrofit deal


    Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), the containership owner and manager, in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd, have signed a Conversion Commitment Agreement with MAN PrimeServ. The deal covers the retrofit of the main engines aboard 15 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W S90-type main engines to dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIM types capable of operation on green methanol. The Agreement includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions.

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    New Breed For Canadian Product Flows


    Canadian operator Algoma Central Corporation has specified methanol-ready main engine power for two product tankers ordered in South Korea. The 37,000dwt ice-class newbuilds have been fixed on long-term charter to Irving Oil, and will trade out of the company’s Saint John refinery in New Brunswick, hauling cargoes to Atlantic Canada and US East Coast destinations.

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    Stena Line plans series of methanol conversions


    Stena Line plans to convert a number of its vessels to dual-fuel operation, capable of operation on methanol as fuel. While the specific details of the order have not yet been announced, Stena Line has awarded Wärtsilä a contract to carry out and convert some of its vessels to operate on methanol fuel. 

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    Maersk adds six methanol dual fuel container ships to orderbook


    A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) has ordered six 9,000 teu container ships capable of operating on methanol as a fuel from Yangzijang Shipbuilding in China. 

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    Retrofit challenges could hamper timely reduction of emissions


    Class societies are actively collaborating with yards and manufacturers to ensure successful and timely engine retrofit projects, but there are challenges.

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    First MAN 48/60 MeOH retrofit will use low-pressure port fuel injection


    MAN Energy Solutions has confirmed that it will upgrade a 48/60 engine to a 51/60 using a low-pressure injection strategy as its first retrofit of a 4-stroke diesel to dual-fuel MeOH.

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    Maersk to retrofit 11 container vessels to dual-fuel methanol operation


    A.P. Moller – Maersk, the Danish logistics company, has awarded MAN PrimeServ a contract to retrofit the main engines aboard 11 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W 8G95ME-C9.5 prime movers. These will be retrofitted to dual-fuel MAN B&W 8G95ME-LGIM10.5 types capable of operation on fuel-oil/methanol.

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    A Sea Change In Regional Box Trade


    Two newbuild boxships under construction in China for intra-European trade under charter to North Sea Container Line (NCL) will combine Berg Propulsion’s direct-drive solution with the use of methanol fuel. Besides the efficiency gains promised by the particular blend of engineering arrangements, the MAN two-stroke, dual-fuel main engine installation offers a pathway to carbon-neutrality through operation on ‘green’ methanol.

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    Catalyst development advancing hydrogen carrier efficiency


    Researchers at Fraunhofer IMM in Germany are actively developing methanol and ammonia reformer technology suitable for mobile applications, including shipping. 

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    Wärtsilä expands potential for methanol newbuilds and retrofits


    The conversion of one of the engines on the ro-pax vessel Stena Germanica inspired the initial growth of the market for methanol powered vessels, and Wärtsilä continues to expand its engine and service offerings.

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    Green methanol supplier selected for first Maersk voyage


    Global methanol supplier OCI Global has announced that it will conduct the methanol bunkering operations for Maersk’s newbuilding 2,100teu container vessel on its first voyage from South Korea to Europe.

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    Port of Klaipėda eyes role as methanol bunker port


    The Lithuanian port of Klaipėda is working with the methanol supplier Proman to transition into an “energy port”.

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    Alfa Laval to deliver first methanol-fired boiler solutions


    Alfa Laval has announced that it has concluded the world’s first orders for steam boilers capable of operating on methanol on board a ship. The news was announced as the technology company announced that it was introducing methanol-fired Aalborg boiler systems into its portfolio of alternative fuel solutions. 

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    New developments expand hydrogen carrier cracking concepts


    The development of methanol and ammonia cracking technologies is expanding to offer a more compact alternative to onboard hydrogen storage.

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    Ulstein signs methanol CSOV deal


    The new methanol/diesel/battery hybrid CSOVs feature Ulstein’s twin stern and propellor system

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    X-Press Feeders extends methanol-fuelled container orders


    Eastaway, a member of the X-Press Feeders Group, is ordering six 1,250 teu container vessels from CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding. The contract calls for deliveries between June 2025 and October 2026, and entails a version of the Sealion CV1250 class of boxship developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and equipped with a two-stroke MAN B&W ME-LGIM engine capable of operating on methanol as well as conventional fuels.

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    Japanese Builder Commits Wholesale To Dual-Fuel


    Tsuneishi Shipbuilding of Japan has taken an industry lead by making a strategic commitment to other than conventionally-fuelled merchant vessels within the next 12 years. The group, which controls an extensive network of yards in Japan, the Philippines and China, has stated that its goal is to produce only dual-fuel powered ships by 2035, to complete a shift away from tonnage fitted with heavy fuel oil-based engines.

  • Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President & Head of Two-stroke Business, MAN Energy Solutions

    Landmark Chinese order for MAN ME-LGIM engines


    MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded an order to supply the first S60 dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol. 

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    Belgian Maker Unveils Methanol Engine


    Ghent-based medium-speed engine designer and manufacturer ABC Engines has added another string to its bow through the development of a methanol dual-fuel range. Covering the output band from 955kW up to 3,536kW, the new DZD MeOH series derives from the DZ engine family, and addresses the evolving needs of the Belgian company’s target markets in shipping, power generation and rail traction.