New Vessel Features Dual-fueled, Low-rev Main Engine Using Methanol and Fuel Oil

Last week (Sept 28, 2016) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) took the delivery of the 50,000 DWT methanol carrier Manchac Sun at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Methanol Carrier the Manchac Sun Delivered

methanol carrier Manchac Sun - Image courtesy: MOL

The Manchac Sun stands as a cutting-edge "eco-ship" as one of the world's first series of the vessels equipped with 2-stroke dual-fueled low-rev main engine capable of running on methanol which is a biodegradable clean burning marine fuel. Methanol significantly reduces smog-causing emissions such as particulates, sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides. In addition, it is also equipped with a ballast water treatment system, ahead of treaty requirements mandating such systems, and adopts energy-saving accessories in front of and astern of the propellers.

She will be on long term time charter to Waterfront Shipping Company Limited (President: Jone Hognestad; Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada). Waterfront Shipping operates the world's largest methanol ocean tanker fleet and specializes in the safe, responsible and reliable transport of bulk chemicals and clean petroleum products to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Source: MOL