A Chinese shipowner has ordered Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol-the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) for four of its mega container vessels that are being constructed by a Chinese shipyard, says Alfa Laval on Thursday (25 May).
Without disclosing the identity of the shipowner, Alfa Laval said 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.
“We are honoured to have been selected to deliver the methanol fuel supply systems for these pioneering methanol-fuelled vessels,” said 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 decarbonisation.”
The firm said the FCM Methanol safely supplies methanol within the flow rate, pressure, temperature, and filtration parameters specified by the engine maker. Due to its adaptability to any engine and vessel design, it enables turnkey LFSS deliveries for easy installation.
The project is characterised by several firsts, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to address and embrace a joint responsibility towards decarbonisation It marks the first time that a Chinese shipowner has ordered methanol-capable vessels. It is also the first time for the shipyard to build such vessels, and for WinGD to deliver engines for methanol-fuelled ships.
“Furthermore, Alfa Laval will provide a customised methanol fuel supply system, adapting its FCM Methanol design to the requirements of these engines for the first time, marking it a significant milestone for the company as well,” the company added.
Photo credit: Alfa Laval
Published: 26 May, 2023
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