COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry Technology (Weihai) have signed an order for methanol fuel supply system for four 16,000-TEU container ships with COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Yangzhou).
ccording to COSCO, the methanol fuel supply system, also called “Marine Shield” (Haidun), adopts dual-core redundancy and PID closed-loop control to maintain the stability and reliability of the equipment.
As explained, the double filter design also ensures the engine fuel supply’s reliability. In line with the characteristics of 16,000-TEU large container ships, COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry Technology (Weihai) tailored this technical solution featuring decentralized module control and operation parameter integration monitoring to further improve the safety and reliability of methanol refueling, lightering and supply, which gained the recognition of ship owners.
As a total solution covers the entire refueling process, it is the first large project of methanol fuel supply for both the main and auxiliary engines of ships in China.
Furthermore, according to WinGD, the fourth vessel in the series will be the first to have methanol engines installed from the beginning, while the earlier vessels will initially have methanol-ready X92-B engines installed and will be converted for methanol before entering service.