First Dual-Fuel Methanol-Burning VLCC Order Confirmed
11.24.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

November 24, 2023 [The Motor Ship]- China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), the Shanghai-listed shipping giant and daughter company of China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), has ordered the world’s first methanol-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC).

 

The order has been placed with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC), which will construct the vessel with delivery due by April 2026. The vessel has been specified with a MAN B&W 7G80ME-LGIM (-Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) main engine.

CSE (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Diesel Engine Co., Ltd.) will build the engine, which will come accompanied by MAN Energy Solutions’ proprietary EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) emissions system.

 

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