April 13, 2024

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Maersk signs with 3 European suppliers for Methanol Fuel supply

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Maersk signs with 3 European suppliers for Methanol Fuel supply

Shipping giant Maersk Group recently signed separate agreements with several European suppliers to ensure a stable supply of green fuel for its fleet of 12 new-build methanol-powered ships.

It is reported that the supply agreement was signed by Danish power company Ørsted, Swiss integrated energy company Proman and Danish solar equipment supplier European Energy.

As early as 2021, Maersk has undertaken several initiatives aimed at supplying Maersk‘s environmentally friendly fleet with the methanol needed. It is worth mentioning that in 2021, Maersk will order 12 16,000TEU container ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The shipbuilding order follows Maersk’s order for a feeder’s vessel with dual-fuel engine technology at Hyundai Mipo Shipyard in South Korea, which can sail on methanol or conventional ultra-low sulfur fuels.

Among several methanol fuel suppliers, Ørsted will develop a Power-to-X facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast to fuel the 12 new ships. According to the letter of intent signed by both parties, this Power-to-X facility will become a landmark project in the green transition of international deepwater shipping and set the standard for the large-scale production of green maritime fuels in the future. The Power-to-X facility will have a capacity of 675 MW and will produce approximately 300,000 tonnes of e-methanol annually, the largest potential green fuel off-take agreement ever announced in the maritime industry, with the project scheduled to be commissioned in the second half of 2025.

Another supplier, Proman, will develop a green methanol supply solution for Maersk‘s container ships. According to the cooperation agreement signed by the two parties, Proman will identify and develop a green methanol supply scheme for Maersk‘s new methanol-powered ships and will provide Maersk with an annual output of 100,000 to 150,000 tons through its methanol facility with an annual output of 200,000 tons developed in North America. of green methanol, the project is expected to start operations in 2025. In addition, the two parties will further collaborate on global projects aimed at producing and delivering green methanol for Maersk’s ships. Proman will leverage its expertise in the methanol value chain to optimize global supply at Maersk’s key bunkering ports while collaborating more broadly and sharing operational and technical best practices to drive sustainable shipping. Meanwhile, Proman will evaluate multiple bio methanol and e-methanol projects in South America, Europe, and the UK, which will be explored with Maersk as part of Maersk and the shipping industry’s long-term green methanol supply strategy. Proman will continue to invest globally in new ultra-low emission natural gas-to-methanol plants designed to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions to help meet broader marine fuel demand.

Danish supplier European Energy will also supply Maersk with up to 300,000 tonnes of e-methanol per year. According to the letter of intent signed by the two parties, the two parties will cooperate in the development of electronic methanol projects, and European Energy will develop and construct large-scale electronic methanol projects in North and South America. Maersk will be the sole off-taker of e-methanol for these plants.

Source: eworldship

马士基与3家欧洲供应商签署船用甲醇燃料供应协议

航运巨头马士基集团近日和多家欧洲供应商签署了多份单独的协议,以确保其船队的12艘新造甲醇动力船具有稳定的绿色燃料供应。

据悉,签署供应协议的有丹麦电力公司Ørsted、瑞士集成能源公司Proman和丹麦太阳能设备供应商European Energy等。

早在2021年,马士基就采取了多项举措,旨在为马士基的环保船队提供所需的甲醇。值得一提的是,2021年,马士基在韩国现代重工下单订造12艘16000TEU集装箱船。在这份造船订单之前,马士基还在韩国现代尾浦船厂订造了一艘采用双燃料发动机技术的支线船,可使用甲醇或传统的超低硫燃料航行。

在此次的几家甲醇燃料供应商中,Ørsted公司将在美国墨西哥湾沿岸开发Power-to-X设施,为这12艘新船提供燃料。根据双方签署的意向书,这个Power-to-X设施将成为国际深水航运绿色转型的一个标志性项目,并为未来大规模生产绿色海事燃料设立标准。Power-to-X设施将具有675兆瓦能力,将年产大约30万吨电子甲醇,是海事行业有史以来宣布的最大潜在绿色燃料承购协议,项目计划将于2025年下半年投入使用。

另一家供应商Proman公司则将为马士基的集装箱船开发绿色甲醇供应方案。根据双方签署的合作协议,Proman将为马士基的新造甲醇动力船确定和开发绿色甲醇供应方案,将通过其在北美开发的年产20万吨的甲醇设施,为马士基每年提供10万至15万吨的绿色甲醇,项目预计将于2025年开始运营。此外,双方还将进一步合作开发全球项目,旨在为马士基的船舶生产和交付绿色甲醇。Proman将利用其在甲醇价值链中的专业知识,优化马士基主要燃料加注港口的全球供应,同时开展更广泛的合作和分享运营和技术最佳实践,推动航运的可持续发展。同时,Proman将评估南美、欧洲和英国的多个生物甲醇和电子甲醇项目,将和马士基一起探索这些项目,作为马士基和航运业长期绿色甲醇供应战略的一部分。Proman将继续在全球范围内对新的超低排放天然气制甲醇工厂进行投资,设计用于最大限度提高效率并最大限度减少排放,帮助满足更广泛的船用燃料需求。

丹麦供应商European Energy也将每年为马士基供应高达30万吨的电子甲醇。根据双方签署的意向书,双方将合作开发电子甲醇项目,European Energy将在北美和南美开发和建设大型电子甲醇项目,计划将于2025至2026年投产,年总产能将高达30万吨。马士基将成为这些工厂电子甲醇的唯一承购商。

来源:国际船舶网

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