Methanol

Wärtsilä progresses on ferry conversion project

Wärtsilä progresses on ferry conversion project

Stena contract highlights engine manufacturer’s growing influence in the methanol engine conversion sector Since last year Wärtsilä has been working closely with the ferry operator Stena Line on a contract for the conversion of some of its vessels to operate on methanol, as part of a broader decarbonisation strategy. The project involves modifying fuel supply […]

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

By Malcolm Latarche, correspondent Future fuels were a topic for much discussion throughout September with both DNV and Lloyd’s Register publishing studies on the subject, Maersk naming the world’s first methanol-fuelled container ship and entering into partnership with Equinor to secure a supply of green methanol and it also being a theme of the London […]

Deltamarin reveals spate of PCTC design contracts

Deltamarin reveals spate of PCTC design contracts

Finnish naval architects Deltamarin has announced three separate design contracts for pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), as the segment continues to experience unprecedented growth and demand for more sustainable newbuildings. BYD Auto, China’s largest electric car manufacturer, has ordered 4 x 9,200 CEU PCTCs from China Merchants Industry that will be based on a […]

Zero.63 catamaran promises greener leisure boating

Zero.63 catamaran promises greener leisure boating

Archipelago Yachts and Chartwell Marine’s catamaran concept makes a convincing case for an environmentally sound yet long-range leisure vessel, writes Stevie Knight The new Archipelago zero.63 is a methanol fuelled, 18.3m conundrum, combining a number of elements that you wouldn’t necessarily expect in a single vessel. So, how – and why – have very disparate […]

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

A methanol-hybrid tugboat developed by Glosten and ABB should enable operators to switch to greener operations without any jarring overhauls to procedures, writes Stevie Knight While tugboats’ average hours of operation are low compared to other vessel types – often just 2,000-3,000 hours annually – they still contribute significantly to overall port emissions. With stakeholders […]

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

A collaboration between engine manufacturer RollsRoyce, injection system supplier Woodward L’Orange and non-profit research institute WTZ Roßlau aims to develop a high-speed maritime internal combustion engine (ICE) capable of running on green methanol (or e-methanol). Working under the ‘MeOHmare’ banner, the project partners hope to have the concept for this ICE nailed down by the […]

Car carriers stir methanol engine demand

Car carriers stir methanol engine demand

MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has been awarded an order to supply the first S60 dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol. The MAN B&W 7S60ME-LGIM dual-fuel engines have been ordered in connection with the construction of 2 × 9,300CEU pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels for Chinese integrated-logistics company China Merchants Energy Shipping […]

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