Maersk Orders Methanol-Fueled Boxship Engine From MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solution, a German engine manufacturer has bagged an order to deliver the world’s first, low-speed, methanol-powered dual-fueled engine to within the Maersk’s container segment.

Maersk Orders Methanol-Fueled Boxship Engine From MAN Energy Solutions
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The 2,100 TEU vessel would be constructed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korean shipyard for the world’s largest container-ship liner.

The MAN B&W 6G50ME liquid gas injection methanol (LGIM) type engine would be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD). The engine is expected to be in compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Tier-III standards.

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Once delivered, the newbuild vessel is set to be the world’s first, methanol-fueled vessel which doesn’t carry methanol as a cargo. The vessel is expected to be powered by green methanol, along with bio-fuel, which would be employed as a pilot oil.

The vessel is scheduled to enter service by the next two years (2023). It would be sailing in the Baltic shipping route, which runs between Northern Europe and the Bay of Botnia. Under Sealand Europe, a subsidiary of Maersk.

Bjarne Foldager, the Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said, “Our ME-LGIM references have proven methanol as a clean, efficient and safe, marine fuel that offers a clear path to decarbonisation through significant greenhouse-gas reductions, when produced from renewable energy sources. In general, as we move towards a zero-carbon future, MAN Energy Solutions’ dual-fuel engine portfolio is well positioned to handle whatever alternative fuels the market brings” .

MAN Energy Solutions’ low-speed, dual-fuel references now exceed 408 units, with the ME-LGI platform, thus accumulating at-least 110,000 dual-fuel running hours, said the company.

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