Tokyo: Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has ordered methanol carriers with the world’s first methanol burned dual-fuelled low-speed diesel main engine completed by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES).
MOL ordered methanol carriers, which will be equipped with this diesel main engine, from Minaminippon Shipbuilding. The vessels will be delivered in 2016, and serve for Waterfront Shipping under a long-term charter contract. Waterfront is a wholly owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation, one of the largest methanol producers and traders in the world.
“By burning methanol with this diesel main engine, emissions of CO2 and NOx are significantly less when burning methanol rather than fuel oil,” MOL said in a statement.