Alfa Laval proviging fuel supply systems for four methanol-fuelled mega boxships
The pioneering methanol-driven project for a Chinese shipowner involves installation of Alfa Laval's FCM Methanol-the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS), on board four of its vessels.
Alfa Laval has achieved another significant milestone in its methanol journey by winning an order for FCM Methanol (LFSS) for four mega container vessels being constructed by a Chinese shipyard.
The new vessel series will have a two-stroke WinGD methanol engine and four-stroke Wärtsilä methanol engines. FCM Methanol will work for WinGD main engines and Wärtsilä auxiliary engines. Deliveries of the FCM Methanol will commence in 2024.
Alfa Laval's methanol experience, strong service network and after-sales support, combined with close cooperation with the shipowner and the shipyard, made the company a clear choice for this project.
"We are honoured to have been selected to deliver the methanol fuel supply systems for these pioneering methanol-fuelled vessels," says Viktor Friberg, Head of Marine Separation & Fuel Supply Systems, Alfa Laval. "This project exemplifies our commitment to bringing alternative fuels into the shipping industry. We see close cooperation with key stakeholders, such as shipowners, shipyards, engine designers and engineering companies, as a way forward to make meaningful progress towards decarbonization."
The project is characterized by several firsts, demonstrating the industry's commitment to address and embrace a joint responsibility towards decarbonization. It marks the first time that a Chinese shipowner has ordered methanol-capable vessels.