As the shipping explores green fueling options SMM 2016 will have an entire hall dedicated to alternative marine propulsion.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has run successful tests of a new liquid-gas-injection engine, the ME-LGI, set for installation on a newbuild Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) methanol carrier series.
MAN Diesel & Turbo demonstrated a two-stroke methanol engine( ME-LGI concept) at its Research Centre in Copenhagen in front of existing ME-LGI customers and partners, including Westfal-Larsen, Marinvest, Waterfront Shipping/Methanex, Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES), HHI-EMD, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and Minaminippon.
Stena Line is converting 240m-long ferry Stena Germanica to run on methanol at a cost of EUR22m ($27.5m), the first such conversion to be undertaken.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and a subsidiary of the world's largest methanol supplier have entered into an agreement to build and charter up to three methanol carriers.