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Alfa Laval to provide fuel supply system for six methanol-fuelled container vessels

16 Aug 2022

Alfa Laval, a global supplier of solutions for fluid handling, on Monday (15 August) said it will provide methanol low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) for six 1170 TEU container vessels ordered by Eastaway, a member of the X-Press Feeders Group.

The Alfa Laval FCM Menthanol system was chosen for both its real-life performance and its high design flexibility, said Alfa Laval. The FCM Methanol deliveries will begin in June 2023.

“Alfa Laval is proud to be chosen for this significant methanol project,” said Peter Nielsen, President, Alfa Laval Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment. 

“With their ability to sail on green methanol, these vessels will be front-runners in the move to carbon-neutral operations. Methanol is a major advance on the path to decarbonization, and the FCM Methanol can be instrumental for shipowners in making the leap.”

Adaptable and proven at sea

The FCM Methanol was selected due to its unique flexibility and Alfa Laval’s extensive methanol experience.

With mature technologies and reliable automation, the FCM Methanol safely supplies methanol within the flow rate, pressure, temperature, and filtration parameters specified by the engine maker. Because it can be adapted to any engine and vessel design, it enables turnkey LFSS deliveries for easy installation. Since 2015, the system has been chosen in nearly 20 methanol projects for more than 10 large shipping companies.

“Over years at sea, the FCM Methanol has established a leading position in the industry,” said Alfa Laval’s Viktor Friberg, Head of Marine Separation & Fuel Supply Systems. 

“Shipowners can count on its proven automation to keep methanol operations safe and secure, but the design advantages are equally strong for engineering companies and shipbuilders. From integration to operation, the FCM Methanol makes it simpler to work with this new green fuel.”


Photo credit: Alfa Laval
Published: 16 August, 2022

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