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Proman Stena Bulk takes delivery of second methanol-fuelled tanker “Stena Pro Marine”

08 Jul 2022

Proman Stena Bulk, a joint venture (JV) between global methanol producer Proman and one of the world’s largest tanker shipping companies Stena Bulk, on Tuesday (5 July) said its second methanol-powered newbuild tanker, Stena Pro Marine, has been delivered.

This came following the delivery of Stena Pro Patria in June, which was the first methanol-powered newbuild vessel delivered by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd (GSI).

Anita Gajadhar, MD of Proman Shipping, Marketing and Logistics, said: “Vessels such as the Stena Pro Marine demonstrate to shipowners and policymakers that the industry can take proactive and immediate steps on the decarbonisation pathway.”

“Proman and other producers are ramping up investments in low-carbon methanol technologies and renewables projects to meet rapidly expanding customer demand. As regulators continue to propel much-needed maritime decarbonisation, including the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package, these vessels underline the importance of a regulatory framework that relies on one certification methodology for alternative fuels and accurate emission measurements of all fuels – including reduced carbon-intensity fossil-origin products, which play an important early role in accelerating the switch to cleaner fuels and enabling the pathway to net-zero.”

Erik Hånell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk added: “We’re proud to be able to add Stena Pro Marine alongside Stena Pro Patria to our fleet with this delivery announcement. We truly believe that these vessels are not only a step forward for MR tanker design but are also a clear statement of intent to the market. They showcase our confidence in methanol as an important and viable solution for the future of sustainable shipping.”

  • Both 49,990 DWT IMOIIMeMAX dual-fuel mid-range (MR) tankers were built at GSI in China. 
  • Stena Pro Marine, like Stena Pro Patria, is expected to consume 12,500 tonnes of methanol per annum. 
  • Four additional JV and Proman vessels are also due for delivery by 2024. 

Related: First methanol-powered newbuild “Stena Pro Patria” delivered to Proman Stena Bulk

 

Photo credit: Proman
Published: 8 July, 2022

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