First Methanol-Powered Tanker Delivered to Stena Proman Joint Venture

The development of the methanol-fueled world fleet took a key step forward today in China with the delivery of the first of six new mid-range methanol-fueled tankers for Stena Bulk and Proman Shipping. Initially ordered in late 2019, the companies believe that the new class of vessels with set a new benchmark for MR tanker sustainability and hopefully encourage more shipping companies to follow their example.

The 49,900 dwt Stena Pro Patria was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. (GSI) in China for Stena Proman. The vessel departed the shipyard today, making its first stop in Hong Kong before going to Ulsan, South Korea where it will load methanol fuel. The tanker will then proceed to Trinidad and Tobago where the companies plan to conduct a naming ceremony.

SOURCEThe Maritime Executive