DNV: Steady increase in new orders for alternative fuel vessels

DNV has now released the April figures from its Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform. They show that a total of 23 new orders for alternative fueled vessels were registered in April 2024. The largest number of these (12) were for methanol fueled vessels, continuing to outperform orders for LNG-fueled vessels, new orders for seven of which were placed in April.

“Interestingly, all of the methanol orders come from the tanker segment, where the uptake of alternative fuels has been low up to...


Wärtsilä will add four more methanol engines to its portfolio

With the ordering of methanol-fueled vessels picking up pace, Wärtsilä is to introduce another four methanol engines to its portfolio. In addition to the Wärtsilä 32 methanol engine launched last year, Wärtsilä will add the Wärtsilä 20, Wärtsilä 31, Wärtsilä 46F and Wärtsilä 46TS to its portfolio of engines capable of operating with methanol fuel.

Methanol — and specifically green methanol — has become one of the primary alternative fuel choices for the shipping industry to achieve net zero...


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