Proman and Stena will jointly develop a Retrofit & Supply solution, enabling both Stena’s vessels as well as third party vessels to experience environmental benefits delivered by methanol.
ommenting on the collaboration, Per Westling, CEO Stena RoRo, stated that:
We believe that methanol is a clear frontrunner in shipping’s search for fuels beyond the fossil default and we are proud to be playing our part to help build the market for alternative fuels within shipping
The plans for a Retrofit & Supply solution build on the previously announced joint venture between Stena Bulk and Proman for three methanol-ready tankers. The first of these vessels, the 49,900 DWT Stena Pro Patria will be delivered in early 2022, with a further three Proman-owned but mutually operated dual-fuel vessels due in 2023.
Methanol is the only available alternative marine fuel that offers immediate emissions reductions, dramatically improving air quality and delivering a clear shipping decarbonisation pathway for 2050 and beyond
David Cassidy, Chief Executive of Proman, said.
Mr. Cassidy also added that unlike other alternative marine fuels, methanol uses existing technology and is safe and widely available.