Energy and shipping group Proman has ordered two additional 49,900dwt methanol dual-fuel product tankers from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). The new medium-range vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Proman will be the sole owner of the new tankers Provident and Progressive, alongside the recently ordered Promise which is due to be delivered in Q3 2022. These vessels join Proman’s expanding fleet, including its three jointly owned methanol dual-fuel tankers with JV partners Stena Bulk.
The vessels will be traded globally for shipping chemicals and clean petroleum products, enabling shipowners to offer 100% renewable-ready methanol-powered vessels in their supply chains.
The Provident and Progressive will utilise the same pioneering vessel design and innovative MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.6 MW Tier III engines as the Promise and joint venture Proman Stena Bulk-owned Stena Pro Patria, Stena Pro Mare and Stena Prosperous. Proman will continue to work with with its trusted partners Stena Bulk for project management of the shipbuilding. Stena will also provide ship management services for the Promise, Provident and Progressive via its subsidiary Northern Marine.
Proman announces additional methanol-powered tankers