Auramarine strengthens its global commitment to green shipping with landmark tripartite cooperation agreement

The joint agreement between Auramarine, Yiu Lian Dockyards (Shekou) Limited and Guangzhou Jihai aims to drive significant uptake of methanol dual fuel systems adoption to reduce carbon emissions.

Lieto, Finland 21.02.2024. Auramarine, the leading provider of fuel supply systems for the marine, power and process industries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Yiu Lian Dockyards (Shekou) Co., Ltd.  and Guangzhou Jihai Shipping Material Co. Ltd. in order to drive the implementation and uptake of methanol dual fuel systems as a viable and available new fuel to support the shipping industry in improving its sustainability and meeting decarbonisation targets.

Following the growth and opportunity of methanol as a future fuel, Auramarine will collaborate with Guangzhou Jihai to deliver an efficient, one-stop service to Yiu Lian Shipyard.  This will include the integration of methanol supply units, bunker stations, deep well pumps, fuel tank instruments, PV valves, gas detection and leak detection, instrument air control systems, SS Links ESD systems, water glycol heat exchange, MFSS system debugging and training.

Guangzhou Jihai will carefully select the most reliable and cost-effective brands across various sectors for integration.  And it will also leverage its geographical advantages to deliver efficiency improvements and cost reduction, acting as an important intermediary, providing process co-ordination, logistical support and capital guarantee to ensure smooth cooperation between the three parties.  As Yiu Lian Shipyard’s prioritized provider of methanol fuel supply systems and related infrastructure, Auramarine will also provide technical support and collaboration.

Commenting on the development, John Bergman, CEO, Auramarine, said:

“We are excited to embark on this tripartite cooperation with Yiu Lian Dockyards and Guangzhou Jihai to promote the development and adoption of methanol as a viable new fuel to comply with environmental regulations, reduce carbon emissions and meet industry decarbonisation targets.  This initiative underscores Auramarine’s commitment to collaborating with industry stakeholders to develop sustainable solutions in the maritime industry. Together, we aim to set new standards for green shipping, making a positive impact on the environment and the industry as a whole.”

Yiu Lian Dockyards Guangzhou Jihai Auramarine signing ceremony

Yiu Lian Shipyard is committed to researching various alternative energy supply systems, carbon reduction, and on-board emission reduction measures, and has rich experience in related renovation. As a leading representative of China’s renovation shipbuilding industry, Yiu Lian Shipyard has become the preferred choice for a number of major shipowners’ methanol renovation projects.

As a leading trusted supplier, Guangzhou Jihai has worked in partnership with Yiu Lian Shipyard, providing efficient and effective services for many years.

About Auramarine Ltd
Auramarine is the trusted fuel and auxiliary systems expert for the marine, power and process industries. Our proud heritage stems from the company’s foundation in Finland in the early 1970s. Since then, Auramarine has delivered more than 15,000 robust and reliable auxiliary systems to our customers all over the world, continuously aiming for superior service and customer value. Auramarine has more than 100 employees with offices in Finland and China, and representatives in more than 25 countries.