Four methanol-powered mega container vessels being constructed by a shipyard in China for a Chinese owner will be fitted with Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol, a low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS). Each of the vessels will be equipped with a two-stroke WinGD methanol engine and four-stroke Wärtsilä methanol engine.
Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol LFSS is compatible with the WinGD methanol engine and Wärtsilä’s methanol propulsion system. Deliveries of the fuel supply system to the shipyard will begin in 2024.
The FCM Methanol has been developed to supply methanol within the flow rate, pressure, temperature and filtration parameters set out by the engine manufacturer. Adaptable by design, it can be used with any engine or vessel design to enable simple installation and sustainable operations for maritime vessels.
The methanol fuel supply system provided by Alfa Laval will be adapted to suit the specific requirements of the engine.
“We are honored to have been selected to deliver the methanol fuel supply systems for these pioneering methanol-fueled vessels,” said Viktor Friberg, head of marine separation and fuel supply systems at 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 toward decarbonization.”
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