The Alfa Laval FCM Methanol system

(Source: Alfa Laval)

Methanol fuel systems for four Chinese boxships

Alfa Laval is to supply FCM Methanol low-flashpoint fuel supply systems for four container ships ordered by a Chinese owner at one of the country’s shipyards.

The container vessels are to have two-stroke WinGD methanol main engines and four-stroke Wärtsilä auxiliaries. Alfa Laval will provide fuel supply systems for all of the engines.

The company will adapt the FCM Methanol systems to meet specific engine requirements. This will involve adjustments to flow rates, pressure, temperature, and filtration parameters as required by WinGD.

Viktor Friberg, Alfa Laval’s head of Marine Separation & Fuel Supply Systems, said: “We are honoured to have been selected to deliver the methanol fuel supply systems for these pioneering methanol-fuelled vessels. 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 towards decarbonisation.”

Delivery of the systems will begin in 2024.


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