shipyards, manufacturers and ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam have joined
forces to study methanol as a marine fuel ahead of the IMO’s 2020 sulphur
Centre, would look into the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable
alternative transport fuel in the maritime sector.
concrete possibilities to adopt methanol as marine fuel on either newbuilds or
conversions of the existing fleet,” Pieter Boersma,
Business Director Maritime & Offshore of TNO, said.
Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will take part in the consortium, together with
shipbuilders, Damen Shipyards, Feadship, Royal IHC and engine manufacturers Pon
Power and Wärtsilä together with VIV, as well as equipment suppliers Marine
Service Noord and service providers C-Job Naval Architects.
methanol is also addressed by the participation of The Netherlands’ two largest
ports, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as well as methanol suppliers BioMCN and Helm
Proman and trade organization The Methanol Institute.
Delft, NLDA and Marin, also invest in this theme and provide knowledge-building
and research capacity for the project.
Maritime and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, is expected to be
completed within two years.