The maritime industry is currently looking into alternative fuels and fuel flexibility in order to cut greenhouse gas and other emissions. One of the emerging alternative step towards decarbonised operations in the form of alternative, greener future fuels is methanol. Methanol meet current and future emissions targets in terms of NOx, SOX and particulates, and there’s a readily available global supply which makes methanol a viable fuel for any type of marine vessel.
Wärtsilä Marine Methanol Conversion is a holistic solution to convert existing vessels to use methanol as a fuel. Just like any other fuel conversion project, when considering adapting a vessel to run on methanol there are several factors to consider in the planning and design phase. Whether a vessel can be converted to operate on methanol depends mainly on the space required by the tanks and additional equipment required. Wärtsilä can support you throughout the project starting from the initial feasibility calculations to a full project execution.