Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of methanol-fuelled methanol carrier Capilano Sun from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
As disclosed, the 186-meter long vessel can run on either heavy oil or low-environmental impact methanol fuel. The vessel will be chartered from Hisafuku Kisen K.K. and Canadian shipping company Waterfront Shipping Company Limited will charter the vessel from MOL under a long-term contract, the company revealed.
The ship adopts the advanced technology that adjusts the combustion temperature by mixing water into methanol fuel and is expected to meet International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier 3 NOx regulations without a scrubber.
“These methanol dual-fuel vessels can reduce emissions of sulfur oxide (SOx) by up to 99%, particulate matter (PM) by up to 95%, nitrogen oxide (NOx) by up to 80%, and carbon dioxide (CO2) by up to 15%, compared to vessels using conventional fuel oil,” the company explained.
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