Shipping joint venture Proman Stena Bulk has held a christening ceremony for the first methanol-powered, low-emission #tanker Stena Pro Patria.

As informed, the christening ceremony took place on 23 November. The #vessel is the first of six 49,900 DWT methanol-powered dual-fuel medium-range tankers being built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd (GSI) in China.

The tanker was launched in autumn 2021 and delivered this June.

The vessel will run on methanol, representing Proman Stena Bulk’s commitment to methanol’s role as part of the shipping industry’s sustainable fuels pathway.

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With an expected consumption of 12,500 tonnes of methanol marine fuel per annum, Stena Pro Patria will be a low-emission vessel, eliminating local pollutants including SOx and Particulate Matter (PM), cutting NOx emissions by 60% and reducing CO2 emissions versus conventional marine fuels.

Meanwhile, the second vessel in the series, Stena Pro Marine, was delivered in July 2022. Like its sister ship, the vessel belongs to IMOIIMeMAX dual-fuel mid-range (MR) tankers. It is expected to consume 12,500 tonnes of methanol per annum.

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The growing momentum behind methanol-powered vessels across the shipping industry in recent weeks highlights methanol’s key advantage as a globally available cleaner marine fuel: its proven net-zero pathway allows shipowners to invest in vessels that are already futureproofed.

As well as enabling immediate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, CO2 emissions can be steadily reduced by blending increasing quantities of low-carbon and renewable methanol in the coming years, without any changes to engines or wider infrastructure.

Source: Offshore Energy


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